#perfectlove~ Define #perfectlove and share a personal story/example of the #perfectlove in your life.
I recently wrote a Blog post on this about two trees. Here’s the sample below.
“Roosevelt brought up a very good visual. Imagine 2 trees if you will (I’m adding a bit to this). Ok, 1st tree is tall & straight. Your standard tree you could say. The 2nd tree, it starts out growing straight up like the other one, but something happened. Something made it bend & start growing horizontally, rather than vertically. Over time, & a good bit of growing out horizontally, the tree finally started to grow vertically again until it reach it’s full height. Growing our children are kind of the same way. If they grow up, growing like we (the parents) did, they’ll grow straight up. Not only through discipline & manners, but in God’s teachings as well. They “grew up right”. If we don’t help our kids. Guide them. Teach them. “Help” them to “grow straight”, then they’ll be like the 2nd tree, & grow up in the only path that they know. The path that they learned themselves.”
Noppers, it doesn’t talk about perfect love, but it is a remainder of the perfect love the God gives to us daily. He is always teaching and molding us to be “straight” and on the path to Him. But along the way, we sometimes ‘think we see a shortcut’ or ‘we know better’ or ‘this path over here looks like more fun’. In this process, we tend to ‘bend’ a little (or in some cases, a lot). But God is always there with his unending patience to guide His children where He wants them.
Isaiah 49:23~ Unpack our Verse for the week.
“And kings shall be thy nursing fathers, and their queens thy nursing mothers: they shall bow down to thee with their face toward the earth, and lick up the dust of thy feet; and thou shalt know that I am the LORD: for they shall not be ashamed that wait for me.”
No matter whether you are a King or a servant, we all serve and are obedient to the One True King! We will bow to Him and serve only Him!
I Believe~ In order for change to take place, we have to first believe it is possible. Refute your own thoughts of doubt with declarations of faith.
I believe…that my faith will grow during this Bible Study.
I believe…my family will benefit in God’s way through my continued studies.
I believe…one day, doubt will not disable me from reaching my potential in life.
I believe…I will gain better confidence of myself.
I believe…I will not criticize myself over things that don’t amount to anything.
I believe…I will learn to accept God’s love and fulfill His plans that he has for me.
I believe…I will be the loving, caring mother and wife that my family needs.
I believe…I will learn to be quick to think and slow to speak the next time something negative attempts to enter my life.
At the Well~ Reread Sam’s story in John 4, asking Jesus to meet your there and show you things in your heart that need His repair. Is there part of Renee’s story or Sam’s story that you can relate to most? (Ch. 2, Discussion #6)
Still thinking on this one. I’ll get back to you! There’s a ton to say, but I’m trying to collect my thoughts better first. LOL! 🙂