Monday, July 2, 2007

2 Corinthians 1:2-7
Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
The God of All Comfort. Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God. For just as the sufferings of Christ flow over into our lives, so also through Christ our comfort overflows. If we are distressed, it is for your comfort and salvation; if we are comforted, it is for your comfort, which produces in you patient endurance of the same sufferings we suffer. And our hope for you is firm, because we know that just as you share in our sufferings, so also you share in our comfort.

This is what the Lord had me read this morning and it really spoke to my heart. This is what God has called me to be about. Over and over again I hear women say reading blogs and speaking to other wives has brought them a lot of peace and comfort. I pray my life will always be an extension of Jesus' love for others, that I can comfort and love on those who need it. I know we're not being beaten and imprisoned like Paul was referring to here, but it applies to us today as we will endure much for the cause of Christ, as our spouses will endure much for the cause of Christ.

Thank you, Lord, for the vision you have given me. To comfort and love those who you put in my path; to share the love that you have shown to me and to be a light in this world so that you may be glorified. Thank you for your word. I love you!

1 comment:

Whitney said...

I just wrote you that email, then I read this. Thank you Lord for your comfort and using my mom to give it to me.