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not me but Christ in me

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by , 09-11-2008 at 03:52 PM (869 Views)
In Christ’s Love,
Barbara
Through the years, I have had a love/hate relationship with this woman named Barbara. A beautiful woman from the inside out she is. I learned many wonderful lessons from her. She carried with her what some may not understand, Christ’s love.

I say it was a love/hate relationship because I, me, being unable in those times to understand the depth of her walk with Jesus. Oh, I thought I could, but my heart was not open enough to.
Barbara would sing a new song everyday from the moment she woke until the moment she rest. Her mouth just constantly flowed with the message of Christ’s love. It did not matter where she was or who she was with it was evident that Barbara was walking in spirit and in truth with Christ love in her heart. Praise God because SHE is an example for the believers. Probably the closest example to the wife of a noble character I have EVER met.

I remember days where she would be baking in her kitchen and she would just talk about how God did this or that for her that day. Everything that came out of her mouth was praise to God.
Some could barely stand to listen. Others like me NEVER tired of her goodness.

Well, one thing that bothered me is when she would sign her cards In Christ Love. I just did not understand why she could not just love me herself and sign that card Love Barbara. I never said anything to her about it. Just wondered every time I opened a card why I was not good enough for HER to love me.

This one thing has actually had such a negative affect in my life. It actually robbed me of many years of goodness and fellowship that I could have had with Barbara. I realized today that it was I, not Barbara. Me. Barbara truly had God in her heart. He is greater than Barbara is. His love IN Barbara is greater than any love SHE could have given me herself. Now I understand. Now I know the love she rightly gave the credit IS Christ’s love.
We cannot love the way Christ loves us without the spirit of the Lord living in us. Perfect love covers a multitude. Praise God.
Praise God that He has clearly revealed to me CHRISTS LOVE because now I too can sign my cards “In Christ’s unfailing love” praise God.

The bible says in 1 John 4:4 “You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world.”
In the name of Jesus, we have the victory. The bible clearly says and I believe “But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.” 1 Corinthians 15:57



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  1. awomanofthelord's Avatar
    Amen!!!