Hello again'! It is hard to believe I haven't posted anything here in over a month. Time does fly when you're trying to prepare your home for another body to move in. I am VERY happy to report that we have only about six weeks before baby Beckles #3 arrives. My official due date is September 9th; but I am praying that he/she will come August 30th or 31st.
So what topic shall we discuss today... Well, I would like to confess something else to you. This confession may sound like the most wicked of all; but it is the truth. Here goes...
Not everyone who enters the doors of our church will be the most loveable. I am confessing to you today that sometimes I (simply stated) just don't like some people, even thought they are among our number in church. Now, we have a small church body-so avoidance is not an option.
What did the Lord have to say about my confession? He reminded me about his "friend" Judas whom he knew would betray Him with a kiss after ministering with him for three years. We never see in scripture anything about the Lord shunning, avoiding, or showing any type of ill feeling toward Judas. His reply to me was that I may not like everyone who enters the doors of our church; but I do have to love them.
Sometimes there may be personality conflicts, or there might even be liars, or gossipers among your number. As the pastors wife I am to treat them as important and valuable people and pray for them and myself to overcome whatever the issue may be. Not always an easy task...especially when the issue involves your children. In every situation I am reminded that the Lord sees everything and He is Faithful, True, and Just. I can trust Him in every situation to do right on behalf of my family.
" He that loveth his brother abideth in the light, and there is none occasion of stumbling in him."
1 John 2:10
I finally gave up trying to get a "good" smile from Cassidy.
Until next time,