What a week! Actually it's been an entire month or so...
Each year in my Christian walk I am thrown into different trials and tribulations and then tested by our Maker to see if I'm up to snuff. As I grow stronger and wiser in my walk with God I am given more difficult challenges. Much like levels in a video game. I can already see that this year is going to be quite a challenge. This year's tribulation theme is going to be:
He answered, “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind’ ; and, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ ”
He's already busy firing up the refiner and preparing to basically toss me in. It's an area that needs work and I'm happy to admit that. People don't make it easy for us to love them. I'm amazed that Christ was able to find love for the fine folks happily nailing Him to the cross. But, if He can do it then I suspect I can somehow find a way to learn to love the co-worker that hates me and chews me out or the neighbor who won't speak to me because I accidently mowed down her flowers and so on and etc. You get the idea. But, when someone is in your face spewing their hate right at you, eye to eye...saved or not...it's a challenge to look at them and still be able to keep your cool and tell yourself that you love them and that all is forgiven. I know that when we are reborn that the old man dies but, I don't think the old man ever stops haunting our souls and tempting us via satan of course.
An update at this point on a couple things...
The young man I was having issues with at work finally walked off the job the other night but, I now have some fallout from that because one of my co-workers got really nasty with me about it and she didn't know what went on because she was not there. She's just being the judge & jury.
So far my bloodwork came back normal. No thyroid issues or diabetes. Friday is the big day for going to have them stick a tube down my throat and have a gawk. Not looking forward to it. I'm thinking while they're down there I'm going to try to focus on God and maybe use that time to pray in hopes it will distract my fear.
Til next week,
God bless you and keep you. Mary