SWEET IS THE WORD! HOW TO AVOID A LOT OF LIFE PROBLEMS VIA 1 PETER & MORONI 7

Sunday, February 18, 2018
Pic via: the living room floor. Honestly, it took some faith from me to plop down there a couple days ago -- my big girls had just left to go play at our friend's house during Emmy's nap time, AKA, I had some free time -- and I so wanted to work on some other projects. But I remembered the countless times I'd put God first via studying His word and that it always pays off (either immediately or eventually), I dug deep, and I sat down to put God first via studying His word. Can't say that anything magical happened that evening because I exercised some faith there, but I did feel strong and at peace: I had done my best to remember Him.
Entry from Saturday, February 17
1 Peter 4:8
"Above all things have fervent charity among yourselves; for charity prevent a multitude of sins."


I read that for the first time yesterday, and how I needed to hear it. Yesterday was rough. I was stressed and edgy towards my innocent family, which left me feeling so guilty last night (by "stressed" and "edgy," I mean I was mean. I hate being mean wife/mom)! This guided me, though. I have to choose - even in stressed moments - to have charity. If I want to avoid the pain I felt this week from being "mean mom," I have to consciously choose charity. Makes me so grateful for this concrete definition of charity:

Moroni 7:45
"And charity suffereth long, as is kind, and envieth not, and is not puffed up, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil, and rejoiceth not in iniquity but rejoiceth in the truth, beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things."

I can focus on being all of that -- I can avoid the mistakes I made this week. I am so grateful for that. And for the desire to be better, and for new starts, and for Him.

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