The GOOD one . . .
And He says, "But does that really matter?" "I love you . . . regardless."
My focus gets stuck on being the GOOD Mom or lack thereof, being the GOOD Wife or lack thereof, being the GOOD Military Officer's Wife or lack thereof . . .
Yet that is not what He requires of me. Act justly, Love mercy, and walk humbly with my God. This is what He would ask of me.
Am I doing a good job of LOVING the Lord my God with ALL my HEART, my MIND, my STRENGTH?
Am I seeking HIM in EVERY moment?
Am I asking HIM His PURPOSE for this situation?
Am I seeing HIM as HE IS, not who I think He SHOULD be?
And then there is the wrong perspective about myself that I have. Think about the "One Jesus Loved." As Beth Moore put it, this was NOT arrogance on John's part, but a proper perspective. John saw himself as Jesus saw him. The Beloved.
If you could see what I see, you'd see love.
If you could see what I see, you'd see joy.
If you could see what I see, you'd see peace.
If you could see what I see, in you.