Monday, November 25, 2013

The Loving Community

It has been just over a week since my surgery, I have had an adventurous recovery. My trip back to the hospital, after coming home from surgery was not a fun adventure for me, but I did reap many lessons from that experience. And, my gratitude to the God I serve for life and breath increased significantly. As I've been home, every day getting a little better, I've been very blessed with loving friends coming to see me. Someone has always brought my family dinner. Someone has gathered my children from school, or from soccer practice. There has been someone to check in on me and just sit with me and visit, or bring me ice cream. My house and laundry have been kept up.
All of my dear friends have deeply loved and blessed me and my family. They have lived in community with each other, and given me opportunity to rest. This makes me want to do this all over our city, in every church, for every person willing to receive. There are so many blessings in giving, but also so many in receiving when there is a need.
The first verse I saw in my bible this morning was  in Colossians 2: 6-7

So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in Him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness.

Each day as I continue to get better and move through this life God has blessed me with, I want more and more to live my life in Him. All that I do is through Christ Jesus, not me. His power, His strength. None of it has anything to do with me. Jesus, overtake me! I am so weak, but He is strong. Jesus imitate Yourself through me, be so full in me, that your strength shows through to others in loving community. Say That Again, Dear Jesus, Your strength, not mine!

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