>Please visit Faith Lifts to read how God used a trapped scorpion to teach me a lesson on forgiving and loving my enemies.
>I’m over at Faith-Lifts today with a recycled message about salt. Please stop by for a visit.
Thanks for all of you who have been so patient with me regarding my lack-luster blog-reading and commenting performance as of late. I am hoping to carve out some time this week or next to catch up on my blog reading.
I’m at Faith Lifts today, so please, come on over.
As of 9:35 EST Faith Lifts has not yet been updated, but it should be up today
Here’s a sneak peek–
During a brisk morning walk that doubled as prayer time, I talked with the Lord about some anxiety I carried with being new to my city. While I consider cultivating friendships a joy, I’m always a bit nervous meeting people for the first time. Most of my fears fall under an inferiority complex I hold in the intelligence department.
Did I ever mention that I use to have panic attacks whenever the commercial for the game show Are You Smarter than a Fifth Grader aired? Feel free to chuckle at that one. I won’t blame you, but know that I’m not making that up for laughs, it really use to happen. Being married to a college professor, I often feel like I don’t measure up in the brains department. Too often I rely on somewhat witty or cutesy banter to “survive” a department social and then later feel like a fool.
As I brought these fears to the surface of my conversation with God, the following scripture came to mind.
“A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” John 13:34-35.
That scripture stopped my feet from moving, because honestly, it didn’t make sense to me in that situation. I was praying for healing and peace regarding my issues, how could love relate to that?