Dare To Be Brave

Day 4 of 31 of my series 31 Days of Walking in Love.

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  I realize there has been a long pause between days 3 and 4 in my series, we all fall down sometimes, but I am jumping back in the saddle and continuing my journey of walking in love.  Thank you to all who are still with me and those who will join me along the way.

 This post is a part of Five minute Friday, a writing flash mob that happens every week when writers are prompted by a single word to write for 5 minutes without any major editing. Just raw thoughts and emotions. You can find out more and/or join the party here.  Tonight’s word is BRAVE.

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The present state of this world sometimes makes me so sad.  People are so very afraid of their own emotions. Too afraid of what people with think or say, or afraid that they will be rejected, so they don’t say anything at all.  This lack of communication is bringing us down.  Sometimes all you need to hear is that someone loves you.  So, today I challenge you to make your declarations, be it of like or love.  Just tell them.  Be sure that every person you would miss knows that you would miss them.  Walk up to that person you have never spoken to and tell them that you would like to get to know them.  Tell your best friend, who just happens to be of the opposite sex, that you have been harboring an all consuming crush/love for them for years.  What’s the worst that can happen?  They say they don’t feel the same way?  Would that really really kill you?  I know it might hurt for a little while, but every one that isn’t the right one brings you one step closer to the one that God made for you.

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I know when I watch friends celebrating anniversaries, or new marriages there is a place in my heart that aches for that kind of love.  Wouldn’t it be sad if you missed out on it because you were too afraid to put yourself out there and let your feelings be known?

–Stop

Reminder, this post is a part of write31days, a writing challenge to post to my blog every day in October, as well as a part of Kate Motaung’s challenge to write those posts in just five minutes.

Godspeed,

Mollie  ❤

Through New Eyes.

Day 3 of 31 of my series 31 Days of Walking in Love.

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Several years ago I worked as a public safety officer on a local college campus.  I had a coworker who I absolutely could not stand.  Everything about him just irked me.  About this time the holiday season was nearing, and i knew he would be alone.  That’s when the thought popped into my head to invite him to my family Thanksgiving dinner.  I immediately rejected the idea.  I didn’t want to.  We’ve all met them, those people who just rub us the wrong way.  Whether it’s one thing about them that bugs you, or a whole list of things.

How do we love those people who are hard for us to love?

My thoughts?  Change your perspective.  Strip away all the things that bug you about them and see them through new eyes.  So what is it you have left when you strip away all of that?  One of God’s children who is just trying to make it through this life.  They stumble, they fall and hopefully they get right back up and try again.  Everyone you come into contact with is one of God’s children.   Did you get that?  I said everyone you come into contact with is one of God’s children.  Whether they believe in Him or not.  After all, you were lost to Him once upon a time.  So, look at them with new eyes.  See what God sees when He looks at them.  When you stop thinking of them as someone who bugs you and start thinking about them as a brother or sister in Christ, or as one of His lost children, it will become so much easier to love them..

Sidenote:  The things that bother you the most about someone else is usually something that you dislike about yourself.  Just a thought…

 

Reminder, this post is a part of write31days, a writing challenge to post to my blog every day in October, as well as a part of Kate Motaung’s challenge to write those posts in just five minutes.  In addition I will be linking this post to Five Minute Friday, a writing flash mob where writers write for 5 minutes on a prompt word with minimal editing.

Godspeed,

Mollie  ❤

 

Silence is Golden.

Day 2 of 31 of my series 31 Days Of Walking in Love.

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Sometimes silence is golden.  

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The simplicity of life has been lost to busy schedules and the noise, so much noise,  of constant activity.  It is easy for voices to be lost in the sheer volume of it all.  When someone lacks the strength or the willpower the stand up and make their voice be heard they can just melt into the background.  You’ve seen people like that, the ones who seem to exist on the outskirts of activity.  The ones who never really seem to connect with anyone.  But, it’s there in their eyes, a longing to be seen, to be heard.  Sometimes the greatest thing you can do for someone is to sit in silence and give them room to open up to you.  The room to pour their heart and soul out for you.  Sit back and watch as the weight lifts from their shoulders.  As that spark returns to their eyes.  Now this could be the easiest, or possibly the hardest, way for you to show someone love .  If you are a talkative person it will take some willpower on your part to just be silent.  Sometimes they don’t need your words.  They don’t need you to give them advice.  They just need to be heard by someone.  I believe that you will be blessed as much as they are.

And when you leave them you can apply your new skill at listening to your relationship with God.  I have this mental picture of the scene laid out in Luke 10:38-42 in my head as I type this.  I see Mary sitting at the feet of Jesus, listening, as Martha is in the background worrying after everything she thinks needs to be done.

 

Reminder: This post is a part of write31days, a challenge to post to my blog every day in October, and Kate Motaung’s challenge to write all those posts in just five minutes.  In addition today’s post will be linked up with Tuesday at Ten, where you have a week to write on a prompt word.

Godspeed,

Mollie  ❤

The Greatest of These is Love.

Day 1 of 31 in my series 31 Days of Walking in Love.

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In or efforts to be like Jesus we should strive to walk in love. Jesus is God, and God is love, perfect unfailing love. To love was His greatest commission to us, to be held in higher esteem than even our own faith or ability to hope.  The greatest thing we can do for someone else is to show them the unfailing love of God, to let His love shine through us.  Even when we fail, His love can shine through.

And now these three remain: faith, hope and love.  But the greatest of these is love.

1 Corinthians 13:13

It seems like it should be such as easy thing to do, to love someone, to love everyone really. But, where He was perfect in love, we clearly are not. Sometimes it is a real struggle to show someone love. So sit back, get comfortable and be sure to come back here every day as I explore what scripture says about love, and discover new and different ways to walk in love every day.

For now, sit back and enjoy this song. Let it sink in. Let it touch the deepest parts of your heart.  Let it change you.

-Stop-

Jason Gray

Every Act Of Love

Sitting at the stoplight
He can’t be bothered by the heart cry
Written on the cardboard in her hand
But when she looks him in the eye
His heart is broken open wide
And he feels the hand of God reach out through him
As Heaven touches earth

(Chorus)
Oh – we bring the Kingdom come
Oh – with every act of love
Jesus help us carry You
Alive in us, Your light shines through
With every act of love
We bring the Kingdom come

There’s silence at the table
He wants to talk but he’s not able
For all the shame that’s locked him deep inside
But her words are the medicine
When she says they can begin again
And forgiveness will set him free tonight
As Heaven touches earth

(Chorus)

God put a million, million doors in the world
For his love to walk through
One of those doors is you
I said, God put a million, million doors in the world
For his love to walk through
One of those doors is you

(Chorus)

Oh – we bring the Kingdom come
Oh – with every act of love
Jesus help us carry You
Alive in us, Your light shines through
With every act of love
We bring the Kingdom come
With every act of love
We bring the Kingdom come
With every act of love
We bring the Kingdom come

 

Oh, the words of that song are so very powerful!  Speak them over yourself and your life.  Be one of those doors that His love walks through.

Reminder, this post is a part of write31days, a challenge to post to my blog every day in October, as well as a part of Kate Motaung’s challenge to write those posts in just 5 minutes.  In addition today’s post will link up to Woman to Woman Wednesday.

Godspeed,

Mollie ❤

31 Days of Walking in Love!

Welcome to 31 Days of Walking  in Love!

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I have taken on The Nester’s 31 Day Writing Challenge to post to my blog every day for the month of October!  Starting tomorrow, October 1st, I will join in as thousands of other bloggers begin their own 31 day series.

On top of that, I have accepted the “challenge within the challenge” from Kate Motaung to write every post in just 5 minutes!

I will come back here every day and post the title and link to the day’s blog post!  I hope you enjoy reading along as I learn and explore ways to walk in love!  I know I could use some practice in this area.

Day 1 – The Greatest of These is Love.

Day 2 – Silence is Golden.

Day 3 – Through New Eyes.

Day 4 – Dare To Be Brave.

Day 5 – It’s in the details.

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Thank you for joining me for this 31 day series.  I hope you enjoy it!

Godspeed,

Mollie  ❤    100x100 button