I just spent the last week in a tropical paradise and now I'm at work watching the snow fall and bundling up to keep myself warm!
I think both are beautiful in their own way so I'm not complaining! I just wish we could get off work early...(we already tried a snow dance and it hasn't worked so far)...
Also, this scripture is on my heart today and I wanted to share it...I'm sure you have heard it but just think about how BEAUTIFUL it really is!
"If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. 2If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. 3If I give all I possess to the poor and surrender my body to the flames,b but have not love, I gain nothing.
4Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
8Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away. 9For we know in part and we prophesy in part, 10but when perfection comes, the imperfect disappears. 11When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put childish ways behind me. 12Now we see but a poor reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.
13And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love."
When I mess up a milliion times, God still loves me. When I lose, I'm a winner to Him. When I don't deserve anything good, God whispers, I'll never leave you nor forsake you...I chose you and I love you. When I sin, he forgives and when I cry, he wipes away every tear. When others have lost hope in me, God hasn't.
It's not always easy to love but God provides us with an opportunity, by knowing Him, to love others in this way. I know I fail ALOT but I'm proud to serve a God who enables me, by His Grace, to love others in EXTRAVAGANT ways. And I'm so happy I have people who love me this way too! Everyone deserves to be loved!
Hope everyone has a Terrific Tuesday!