|My Brother is the Anxious Smurf I am the Artistic One|
We had quite the blow out around a month ago. He busted out-and I was very cranky and tearful ever since. But deep in my heart, my giving him time to find him, I knew we'd circle round and be close all over again. I gave him that time... but I am not one BIG on requirement of apologies. I kept saying not to apologize- for I just understood... as I just know Jesus would. He already accepts me so wronged, dirty, and disgraceful... but yet HE sees so much RIGHT, Cleanliness, and grace throughout all I do. His love is so pure-and was the only way I got thru this close big bro/little sister tiff. And to Him, tonight, I am just so gracious for bringing us back together. My life, and my kiddo's life is complete again. As for it was hard to be hard hearted-and think of my baby girl's name (yes 11) named after Troy--Tory. I just woke up in my 8 month knowing it would be after Him and His wife for 13 years-also my friend, Moriah. I am gracious I made that decision--or that Jesus did. He works thru us way before we find Him. I am able to look back and see how now--and all I can do is praise and thank our Lord and Savior. I have this perfect family built up after such destruction after her birth-and her dad, legally, and in her eyes is not biologically--but the time he has been in her life, and helped her grow up her way--I am just so gracious to God how He works. They are quite the pair. And the way she loves my brother--calls him her "twin" due to their name and many commons-I see how He was working in my life, their lives way before I knew Him, she knew Him, or Christian re-accepted Him and my brother Troy found Him.
So, no matter what trial it is that gets one to come to Christ-no matter how long... all I can say is Hallelujah!! What change this is knowing Christ--it would continue on, not speaking to one another if we didn't know Jesus. THAT IS A HUGE JENSEN CHANGE!! Our family can be hard, bitter, and prolong it all. Nothing with true reason to.... so much healthier to be who Christ has been, and is still forming us to be...
To all this and more, I say AMEN!!!
Bless you all!!
Heather J Siebens
Proverbs 10:6 The Godly are showered with blessings; evil people cover up their harmful intentions.
Ecclesiastes 9:12 People can never predict when hard times might come. Like a fish in a net or birds in a snare, people are often caught by sudden tragedy.
2 Corinthians 3:5 It is not that we think we can do anything of lasting value by ourselves. Our only power and success comes from God.
2 Corinthians 9:15 Thank God for His Son-a gift too wonderful for words!
Galations 5: 22-23
But when the Holy Spirit controls our lives, He will produce this kind of fruit in us: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. Here there is no conflict with the law.
John 3:16 For God so loved the world that He gave His only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life.