Saturday, May 30, 2015

Fit Bit (love a bully)

Fit Bit (Love a Bully)
Yesterday, I spoke with a woman who obviously was thinking I was a bit nuts to be in my sons corner considering how he swears and treats me with such disrespect.  I supposed it does seem to be a bit crazy to the outside world looking in.  What I know is hurting people lash out at others, especially those who are closest to them, those they can trust the most.  I know the pain my child suffers with.  I know the frustration in his head and in his heart.  I am trying my best to be a Godly mom.  I am trying to love him with a Christ type love.  He is responding in kind.

In my small town, we have a campaign,   “NO BULLYING IN OUR TOWN” How stupid.
  In my opinion that is bullying the bully.  The bully is already hurting; I think the campaign should be, “LOVE A BULLY TODAY!”

I believe it is our jobs as Christians to love people regardless of their circumstances.  I think the people stricken with mental disease; alcoholism, divorce, drugs or abuse can be greatly helped by us loving them without judging them.

How do you love the seemingly unlovable?

1.     Pray for them. (Ask God, to let them truly understand how valuable they are to Him and that they may believe that Jesus loved them so much He died for them.)
2.     Lead them by example.
3.     Treat them with love respect and kindness.
4.     Find things you like about them and tell them.
5.     Always have a smile for them.

I am not advocating taking abuse from others.  There are many instances where a person must leave a relationship to be safe.  I am just saying that if someone is lashing out at you, chances are they are hurting and it has nothing to do with you. 

John 3:16  “ God, so loved the world (including the bully) that He gave his only begotten son, that whosoever believeth in Him, shall not perish, but have everlasting life.”
Proverbs 10:11-12  “The mouth of the righteous is a well of life, but violence covers the mouth of the wicked.  12 Hatred stirs up strife, But love covers all sins.”

Be fit and be blessed,


Thursday, May 14, 2015

Fit Bit ( Beautiful Day)

Fit Bit (It’s a Beautiful Day!)
Yesterday, I made special arrangements to spend the day with my son. I turned down overtime, canceled plans with friends and drove 5 hours to see him.  Yesterday was the only day he had off work this week. The weather was cold and rainy; we made the best of it.  It became a beautiful day!  We talked, golfed, tandem bicycled and had a friend for dinner. Seeing the Northern Lights topped off the day.  It was an amazing day!!  A beautiful day!!

I thank God for yesterday and I thank Him for today.  The awesome thing is that today too, is the day the Lord has made, I have the opportunity to rejoice and be glad in it after all, it is going to be a beautiful day.

Yesterday, we had every reason to stay in and not do outdoor things, yet because of the scarifies made to spend time together, we pushed through the weather.  I am very glad we did. It was worth it!! 

How many times I have let circumstances like weather or my laziness wreck my day.  What about you?  Today be inspired that regardless of the circumstances find joy and beauty.  After all, whatever the worries, God has got it and nothing is impossible with Him.

Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”

Be fit and be blessed,