This is a straight forward scripture and one that has allowed me to understand the journey God has me on with depth. I have been told that I'm not easy to love. I pray that those who choose to are rewarded.
I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God who loved me and gave himself for me. - Galatians 2:20
The Red Letter Words of Jesus by Jack Countryman
God's love for me surpasses knowledge. I know of the Love, and I know the Love that is found through an ongoing and committed relationship with my Redeemer. The Spirit empowers me. I desire to allow this love to flow from me into others; to be an encourager.
My journey is a challenge each day. In God's design, I am created for a purpose, and I know my worthiness is found there. Being one wired with Aspergers, I struggle to make it through each day. The amount of energy it takes for me to attempt to be "normal," according to the vast majority of society gets tricky. It is sometimes like being in a trampoline park where you jump from one trampoline to another and off walls and back to another trampoline; often in slow motion. Things are bouncing right along until you come face-to-face with the reality of humbling yourself mid-air. It's hard when you don't have time to wrap your mind around a situation and deliver your theatrical lines with accuracy. Sometimes you adlib, and that doesn't work to get the correct thought across.
I am blessed with the ability to read the hearts of people uniquely. I also have a directive opinion that is rarely desired. Listen more, talk less.
Patience is not my gift or my forte, but through the Holy Spirit's lead, I can do far more than I ever thought possible through waiting and listening.
Loving others beyond differences gives us the courage to be the voice, to create the change. Live each day expecting joy through the knowledge that hope is found in Love and spread, as seeds by the unworthy but ever willing.
Because of the social disorder component of Asperger's, I struggle with being difficult to love because of how I am created, all of the time, knowing that I am blessed beyond measure. Now, you try to figure this all out. Ha! I know I'm not easy to be around at times. I get it more than you know. I think this is why I "preach" tolerance. Because I preach it, He gives it. Those that come into my life need it.
Through him, we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God. More than that, we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us. Romans 5:2-5
Practically everything I do is outside of my comfort zone, and I am not equipped to do, but God is.
All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be competent, equipped for every good work. 2 Timothy 3:16-17
If you have a hard time following my thoughts from time to time, no worries, I do, too. Feel free to ask me what I mean or what I'm trying to say. Maybe I'll know, and perhaps I won't remember. Either way, love me in my differences.
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