Wednesday, July 13, 2011

love and friendship

It's been nearly two months since I married my wonderful husband. I am happier than I ever thought I could be. My sweet Aunt Bea called me last week and was reminiscing on the times that I said I would never get married. I'm glad I didn't stick to that! I have loved every minute of being a wife, even the laundry, dishes and cleaning house has been fun for me because I know how much Jimmy appreciates it all.

Abe has been staying with us for the past 4 days, and been helping me as I still recover from my wisdom teeth surgery. It's been over 2 weeks and the extraction sites are still painful as I got dry socket 2x. Through this time, however, I have been realizing a lot about my relationships and what they mean to me. There are people in my life who I consider friends, who I realize I don't really even know much less do they know me. I have been challenged to dig deeper with my friendships and be the kind of friend that a Christian should be. I want to challenge and be challenged in my walk with Christ through my friendships, not just have shallow acquaintances here and there.

John 15:12-15 “This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends. You are my friends if you do what I command you. 

Romans 12:10 Love one another with brotherly affection. Out do one another in showing honor.

Proverbs 27:17 Iron sharpens iron, and one man sharpens another.

It seems as though God has a much greater plan for friendships than we allow ourselves to enjoy. Do I love my friends enough to lay my life down for them? Do I honor them enough to challenge them and sharpen them for Christ? I know I am guilty of just taking the easy route and loving when it is convenient and not taking the time to challenge or really go deep. 

Friday, July 8, 2011

Abe got baptized!


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