Good Tuesday Morning Coffee conversation to all😊! Welcome back to part 3 of the Titus 2 series. So grab your morning drink ☕ and let’s start the conversation.
So in today’s conversation I would like for us to discuss love. In Titus 2:4, this scripture instructs us to love your husbands and to love your children. I believe we can all agree that sometimes we may misuse this term or misunderstand what love really means. First I need to make sure that I acknowledge the fact and truth found in 1 John 4:8 which states “He that loveth not knoweth not God, for God is love”. Also in 1 Cor. 13:4-7 it says that “Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, endures all things.” From these scripture I gather that if we want to really be able to love properly we will need to go and learn from the very source which is God. As wives and mothers who have feelings like everyone else it is normal to hit many walls of contention, stress, and being simply tired. Even for those who are single without kids will of course face the very same things if you stay around people long enough. I appreciate these scriptures because not only do they provide to us insight on what love is and is not but it also tells us who we should run to when we are hitting these walls.
Seeking God for strength!
I remember when I worked as a nursing assistant which was for almost 14 years. Over the years I have meet many individuals that were very hard to deal with but I knew that I needed to go to the one who was love. I needed God to give me what I needed in order for me to continue to love my neighbor despite the other person’s demeanor. So with that mention it is important to know that although you are expected to love your children and to love your husband, you are not expected to it alone or in your own strength. This is why you have to spend time with the Father everyday so you can continue to get instructions and strength. I think one of the reasons why some women in the beginning who desire to be the best wife and mom to their family but as time goes by they begin to feel burnt out and dread their God given roles because these women have relied on themselves to be their source of strength but the flesh overtime has the tendency to become self preserving. Functioning in your on strength can cause your emotions to become irrational and then arguments, resentfulness, and stress starts to set in. So once again it is important to make time to seek God daily. Also it is important to stay focus on your life as a mother and wife instead of looking to much into the lives of others. You have to protect your mind from distractions because they can have an influence on the way you see your life. Only surround yourself with things that are going to aid or push you to be the best mom and wife to your family.
Finally a woman who wants to love her husband and children has to be committed to those she loves. Love is an action and it goes beyond our feelings. I have heard many married couples say that before they were marry to their spouse they thought that they believed that they were loving there bride or groom to be already. As time went by though, they understood that love went beyond feelings. It was their commitment reflected their vows that cause them to understand what love looked like. As a mother, our love for our children has to go beyond our words but it should be reflected in patience, provision, spending quality time with them, and much more. Unfortuately some parents and spouse think that showing a person love is based on how many things you can give to the person but that is not true. Loving your family means not only you are giving to them what they need but you are showing interest in them by listening to them and you are concerned for their wellbeing. So it is not about stuff or you just tolerating the other person but you are intentional by getting to know what is on their mind and you are giving of your time to them.
So in conclusion I would like to first ask “Do you know the God who is Love”? If not, take this time to consider what has been mentioned in this blog post. Perhaps you are frustrated with life period and you are secretly hurting inside. God who is love shown us His love in action when he took on our flesh in the form of a man named Jesus, His Son. In the bible, in the book of John 3:16, it says “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.” This very Jesus walk the earth for 33 years which after his 3 year ministry, He then died on a cross for us. See, your frustration goes beyond your current situation but it is the fact that you need your sins to be forgiven. Yes your sins! You need relief from the weight that sin is putting on you and your sin and everyone else’s sin is the very thing that Jesus came into to this world to deliver us from. So if you want to be set free from your sin and experience the love of God then cry out to God for mercy and obey Acts 2:38 which says, “Repent and be baptized everyone of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will recieve the gift of the Holy Spirit”.
It is important to do the first step which is getting to know the one who is love. If we don’t have a relationship with God then you are only relying on yourself which is your flesh and your feelings which are both fragile. This is why I implore you to get connected to the one who is constant and stable because He is a continual source of wisdom, peace, joy, love, strength, and so much more. With all this said: remember, take it one day at a time and stay encouraged in the Lord!.
Thank you for joining for today awesome Tuesday Morning Coffee conversation and series. This is the conclusion of the Titus 2 seris. I hope today’s conversation has blessed, inspired, encouraged, and challenged you. If you enjoyed this discussion then please like👍, subscribe, share, and comment down below. Thank you again! Have a beautiful, blessed day and bye for now👋!
Monday Morning Coffee Podcast