Monday, January 3, 2011

Loving Others

I'm reading a book by John Ortberg called "The Life You've Always Wanted"
It's about Spiritual Disciplines for Ordinary People. Yep...I'm Ordinary.

There is a line in the book that just keeps spinning in my head &
challenging me to open my heart & examine it.

"I work harder at making people think I'm a loving person than I do
at actually loving them."


I must admit...I fall into the truth of that statement a lot.

I am learning more & more that I am full of pride. I recognize
this sin & I am praying each time I feel a sense of unhealthy
pride well up in my spirit that I fill it with Humbleness.
YOu know the feeling...we all do.

Let me tell you how I got this book. Brandi Wilson had mentioned
she was reading a book by John Ortberg...I thought it was this one
 and I picked it up. The title is very close to the one she was reading...
but not the same. I was disappointed when I got home...until I started
to read this book & realized...Oh...Ok God this is your picking...not mine.

Ever had that happen?

Loving others...not easy for me sometimes...but I know that is what God
is all about. 2011...learning to love others more.

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