Oh Lord, help me to love others today. Help me to show kindness, gentleness, and understanding to everyone I come in contact with. Before I began to pray, Father, I started thinking, "Help me, Lord, to use my time wisely today. Help me to be efficient in getting things done." Then, I realized I was praying for my own agenda and satisfying my own ocd to "get enough things done in a day". Precious Savior, help me to love! To serve! To sacrifice my time gladly. What are we here for other than to worship you, and one of the best ways to do that is to treat others as you command us through your Word how to treat them. Let me put aside my idea of a productive day, and may I have open eyes and ears for what those around me need. All will soon pass away, and You will look at how we treated others.
Jan 28, 2014
This song is for a friend who has made the last seven months much sweeter. This friend makes me smile, makes me laugh, and blesses me every day. Thank you, my friend. You are a gift from God. This song is for you. Espero que cuando te entregues al Señor, Él te reciba con brazos abiertos y mucho amor! Esta canción es para ti y muchas gracias por la canción que me enviaste para aliviar mis momentos de depresión. Es cierto que cuando esté triste, voy a visitar el taller del Maestro y también recordaré nuestra amistad. Gracias.
"No hay un abrazo que no quite el frío."
I was just thinking about how sometimes when a loved one passes on, we regret what others didn't do for that loved one. We also might wonder if those persons still alive regret what they did or didn't do as well or if it is only our hangup. Either way, we may begin to feel sad because that person didn't treat our loved one better, spend more time with them, or honor them enough during their life. In my case, I might contemplate certain people that didn't seem to spend much time with or do much for my mother during the twenty year course of her illness. What I want to say about this topic is that if the loved one is with Christ Jesus then there is no reason to regret how others treated them. The sting of illness, the sting of loneliness, the sting of hurt feelings, harsh words, lousy relationships, I could go on and on....it is OVER and DONE! Do not let the past bring you down one moment in regards to that loved one that is in Christ's arms. Your loved one will never recall any hurt. They are even now barely entering the threshold of eternity in perfection with almighty God. When you begin to regret what you could have done or what someone else could have done, you are making light of the power, healing, and restoration of the entrance from the death of this world into the light of glory. Furthermore, God does not want you holding on to anger towards others. We have two choices to make. Forgive the behavior of others and build a relationship with them. Maybe as you become closer to that person you carry resentment towards you will understand better why they treat others a certain way. They may be hurting themselves and need your words of understanding, forgiveness, or encouragement. Or, if putting yourself around those people stirs up anger and resentment inside of you then maybe the best thing is to remove yourself from their presence and seek God's healing for your hurt feelings.
Sep 7, 2013
I opened a station on Pandora today under the artist Abel Zavala. I love finding great worship music in Spanish because I am an aspiring bilingual. The first song that came on was "El Padre que Siempre Soñe". The title means "the Father that I always dreamed of". The lyrics are beautiful. I did a search in Youtube and discovered this gorgeous rendition with the saxophone but no words. Enjoy!!! If you want to hear the words then do your own Youtube search ;)