As this Friday has come to a mid day and the weekend is just around the bend. It is a beautiful day with a blue sky and some fluffy white clouds. The snow is glittering and yes it is cold. Everything is in waiting. Soon will new lives pop up and bright new colors will brighten our days. (The only down side is pollen, but it is a small thing in all the splendor that keeps popping up.)
It is one of these days that you can see how God works behind the scenes. Yes he is here and with us, but he is also behind the scenes as well. He has done all things, even the smallest things.
Psalm 139: 13-16
13 For you created my inmost being;
you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
5 Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb
He stretches out the north over empty space;
8He wraps up the waters in His clouds,
10He has inscribed a horizon on the face of the waters
at the boundary between light and darkness.by Lady Birgitha
It is Friday afternoon and winter has really established it self both with cold and snow. Yes it is nice with the snow, but I do dream of hot tea in a cosy spot. My dream company would be Jesus. Imagen to have a low tea with Jesus! To break bread with him….
Well talking about breaking bread. It is always fun to break bread with people that you care about, but how would it be if you had to break bread with a person you do not like as much? Would you do it? Would you follow Jesus example?
In the sermon of the mount from vers 21 and down to 47 we find as follows:
21 Ye have heard that it was said of them of old time, Thou shalt not kill; and whosoever shall kill shall be in danger of the judgment:
22 But I say unto you, That whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment: and whosoever shall say to his brother, Raca, shall be in danger of the council: but whosoever shall say, Thou fool, shall be in danger of hell fire.
23 Therefore if thou bring thy gift to the altar, and there rememberest that thy brother hath ought against thee;
24 Leave there thy gift before the altar, and go thy way; first be reconciled to thy brother, and then come and offer thy gift.
25 Agree with thine adversary quickly, whiles thou art in the way with him; lest at any time the adversary deliver thee to the judge, and the judge deliver thee to the officer, and thou be cast into prison.
26 Verily I say unto thee, Thou shalt by no means come out thence, till thou hast paid the uttermost farthing.
27 Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not commit adultery:
28 But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart.
29 And if thy right eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell.
30 And if thy right hand offend thee, cut it off, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell.
31 It hath been said, Whosoever shall put away his wife, let him give her a writing of divorcement:
32 But I say unto you, That whosoever shall put away his wife, saving for the cause of fornication, causeth her to commit adultery: and whosoever shall marry her that is divorced committeth adultery.
33 Again, ye have heard that it hath been said by them of old time, Thou shalt not forswear thyself, but shalt perform unto the Lord thine oaths:
34 But I say unto you, Swear not at all; neither by heaven; for it is God’s throne:
35 Nor by the earth; for it is his footstool: neither by Jerusalem; for it is the city of the great King.
36 Neither shalt thou swear by thy head, because thou canst not make one hair white or black.
37 But let your communication be, Yea, yea; Nay, nay: for whatsoever is more than these cometh of evil.
38 Ye have heard that it hath been said, An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth:
39 But I say unto you, That ye resist not evil: but whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also.
40 And if any man will sue thee at the law, and take away thy coat, let him have thy cloak also.
41 And whosoever shall compel thee to go a mile, go with him twain.
42 Give to him that asketh thee, and from him that would borrow of thee turn not thou away.
43 Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy.
44 But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;
45 That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust.
46 For if ye love them which love you, what reward have ye? do not even the publicans the same?
47 And if ye salute your brethren only, what do ye more than others? do not even the publicans so?
So think about that. I know it is hard to follow, but it is so worth it. Yes I do get upset and angry with people. I do think less nice toughts about them. But when I am done with that I do ask our Father for forgivness and I do pray over them. In my prayer and at times when I can show kindness to the ones not so nice to me I feel a huge peace insed of me.
Now there are times when one has to put a stop to bad behavior and do one self the gift of leaving a toxic enviorment. God did give us free will and a brain. Use both wisely.
God´s blessing upon all y´all.
LBby Lady Birgitha