Thursday, December 07, 2006

The Power of Words - Dec 7

It has been a while since my last post. I've been down with a cold and have taken on a new job, so I've been trying to get my life back on track.

This particular thought today is a very personal one, but one that I feel is worthy of examination. Words hurt! Do you ever notice that the Devil kicks you when you're down? It never ceases to amaze me how he can use the people close to you to attack you. My husband is not a church attender, or a pray-er or someone who feels God takes an active, personal interest in people's lives. He doesn't feel the kid's club I run out of my church is of any real value, and when I come home, with my 3 kids in tow at the end of a Friday night, he laughs when I tell him how tired I am. He tells me the program I run isn't real work. OUCH! I know he works hard, but working for God's purpose is the most rewarding and importance thing to me.

In any relationship, communication and staying close is essential. I was forwarded on of those Christmas survey things from a friend where they ask your favorite Christmas tradition, carol, gift etc. You fill it out and send it back and to your friends as well. I've been feeling a little distant from my husband lately, so I put some nice remarks about how important he is to me in it and sent it to him. I was hoping he'd read what I'd said about him and feel loved and appreciated. But he didn't even read it. He was mad that I'd sent it to him. "I don't answer junk mail" He replied in a chastising way. "Did you read it?" I asked. "No." he replied, "I told you I don't read junk mail." OUCH! Again, I was hurt by his thoughtless words.

Being a young woman, I want what I thing most of us do. Simply to be loved and made to feel valuable. For a woman without God in her life, where does she turn? Unfortunately the answer is obvious by looking at our divorce rate in this country. Each time I was hurt, I stopped and closed my eyes and sought God. He filled me with His love. A perfect love that never hurts. He really filled me with all I was missing and so desperately seeking from my husband. He loves me. He thinks I'm special. He wants me to spend more time with him. As I mentioned earlier, relationships need communication... just as my relationship with God. All the hurt pushed me one way... back into His open arms.

In a funny way, because of these harsh words and my need for love I wasn't getting, I have drawn closer to God. The Devil didn't plan that one I bet! If only more people put God first and let Him faithfully fill us with love and joy, how would that effect our divorce rate? To every one out there, if you have a bad day, you're in a bad mood, things just aren't working out for you, please guard your words. They can pack a punch to those who love you and care what you think about them. And to every one who has been hurt or rejected... run to Jesus. He loves you and He is waiting to embrace you and fill you with joy!

Faith Girl

4 comments:

dizzyfatplonka said...

I have had a bit of a cold this week, lucky I had booked a week off work for christmas shopping, sorry to hear things are a little rocky at the moment let this christmas be about the family and finding time for each other, do not allow yoursef to get too bogged down with thinking things are anything to do with the devil, im sure the work you are involved in brings you a great deal of joy, but finding more time for home and family can also do that, the Lord will not judge, so long as whatever you do, you do with love joy and happiness in you're heart. For you are being all you can be by being you and walking with Christ in you're heart.
Love and best wishes!

Belinda said...

Hey Faith Girl! I can see that the apple doesn't fall far from the tree with your wonderful writing. This is a post that so many people could relate to and a message that we all need to hear and take to heart. Our words can be piercing without even meaning it.

I am one person who appreciates more than you will ever know, all that you do every Friday night. My grandchildren are being blessed every week by your commitment and dedication.
Thank you for giving to the Lord.

Belinda said...

Hey Faith Girl! I can see that the apple doesn't fall far from the tree with your wonderful writing. This is a post that so many people could relate to and a message that we all need to hear and take to heart. Our words can be piercing without even meaning it.

I am one person who appreciates more than you will ever know, all that you do every Friday night. My grandchildren are being blessed every week by your commitment and dedication.
Thank you for giving to the Lord.

Cottshop said...

Hiya- Yup- the Devil's boots are most toe-pointed when we are down for sure- He has a way of kicking with htose points such that we are severely rocked in faith sometimes-
Took soem real rough knocks myself through life- Satan almost won- but God was faithful even my darkest moments when I seriously doubted. Had a 'near death' experience that really shook my faith- most people when they experience such things see nice bright lights and warm glows- but not me- went the 'other way' (I was delerious with fever & convulsions- passed out, started slippin away & had to be revived) & that has played very strongly on my mind through the years. Satan brings it up now and again to try to get me to doubt my salvation.

One thing I read once really encouraged me- it went somethign like so "The Angels of Heaven ar all on the edges of eternity looking down on us in our times of trials, and are set to explode with cheers and praise when we overcome (can't remember exactly how it went, but it was somethign liek that- was actually more encouraging than that- but it's close)

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