I been on my knees asking God to help me live in an upright way and to extend grace to those who don't deserve it. I know I don't deserve the grace I have received and I pray that God will give me the compassion necessary to respond it grace and love beyond what my flesh is capable of. So many Christians are labeled as hypocrites and really, it's impossible to not be. We are human, we are ALL sinners, finite creatures whose flesh takes over every once in awhile, but it's how we respond to those moments... do we seek forgiveness, do we truly have a heart change and ask God to purify us?
I am working on this. Adam and I have been wronged in a very large way and instead of the appropriate people seeking forgiveness or even acting like they care, we are being treated as though we were the ones wrong in the beginning. The people involved openly talk about how they are Christians and even active in their churches, yet their actions are anything but kind and trustworthy. Being treated this way has truly made me take a step back and examine my own heart. Am I living in way that my actions as a believer are screaming louder than my words? I pray that before I even speak, my integrity, kindness, compassion, and love shine through before a word is ever spoken from my mouth.
I ask all of you who know me... hold me accountable, please. I also challenge all of you to allow your actions to speak of your faith and love in Jesus before any words are spoken from your mouth. I beg you, if you have wronged someone ask for forgiveness first from God, then from those who you have wronged... please, let you light shine, don't be held captive by the enemy. James 3: 13-17 Who is wise and understanding among you? Let them show it by their good life, by deeds done in the humility that comes from wisdom. But if you harbor bitter envy and selfish ambition in your hearts, do not boast about it or deny the truth. Such “wisdom” does not come down from heaven but is earthly, unspiritual, demonic. For where you have envy and selfish ambition, there you find disorder and every evil practice. But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere.
Please be praying for us, like my sister said in her post a little bit ago... we are in need of your prayers now more than ever.
Adam had such a busy day today, he was in therapy from 9am-4pm straight... we are all exhausted. Mackenzie and I spent the day with him in therapy learning and watching. Since we have been bringing Adam home on the weekends we went through some family training today. We worked on the floor with Adam, getting him down to the floor safely and up from the floor as well, we spent a long of time on the floor and on our knees. Adam and I also worked on climbing stairs, he climbed a flight of stairs with 12 steps and then came back down again... he did this twice! Amazing! Adam also walked on the treadmill for 15 minutes... He continues to work on his hand writing and memory skills in speech. Today in speech he wrote my name! I am so proud of him and how hard he works!!! Adam has come a long ways, and we still have a long ways to go in this journey, so please keep praying for us!
Please also be patient with us, our access to the Internet is very sporadic and will be for the next week. I will try to update every day.
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