My past week has been full of highs and lows. I have been busy as ever and work has picked up.
I lost one of my dogs to a traffic accident.
The guy I was going out with, occasionally, got a job out of town and we packed up his house so he can sell it, and he moved.
My dad is here for a visit and that is the best right now. We are still grieving my brother.
I have a sense of peace about everything. I know nothing is in my control and what I can control, I can only do my best at it. My biggest emotion this week has been love. I have been loving everyone around me.
Proverbs 4: 23-27
23 Above all else, guard your heart,
for everything you do flows from it.
24 Keep your mouth free of perversity;
keep corrupt talk far from your lips.
25 Let your eyes look straight ahead;
fix your gaze directly before you.
26 Give careful thought to the paths for your feet
and be steadfast in all your ways.
27 Do not turn to the right or the left;
keep your foot from evil.
When the tough times come it is easy for some bitterness to come into your heart, but I’ve been trying to focus on love and loving the people around me, not the situations we have been facing. I admit the instant I heard the dog died, my friend is moving, and missing my brother, I wanted to be angry, I wanted to say angry words, I wanted to scream and throw a fit, but a warm feeling came over me and stopped that emotion. Love replaced it and I projected it.
Internally we all go through emotional struggles, and what is in you will come out. The anger somehow was repressed and I let it go. I know it was God at work in me.
Love is a verb. I’m glad that I am being taught love and know love and can give it when someone needs it.
Guard your heart.
Give your love.
God loves you and so do I.
Blessings and peace to you from God, our father.