1. He gets an A for the Action he took to communicate with Jesus
AND offer this to others!
2. He gets a B for being Blessed to do God's work.
3. He gets a C for his Commitment in living his life according to the Lord's will.
4. He gets a D for recognizing the Divine.
5. He gets an F for having the Faith to come back on His Path.
Not much of a critique, but more of an Insight, I guess.
I know he isn't the best singer but I continually pray he will gain confidence and continue to do what The Lord calls him to do. Tonight he made a deal with me that he is going to try to stop drinking during the week. So I know my prayers are being heard and be answered when Gods feels it is time to.
I have been praying for you, and I am so grateful that God brought us together. Thanks again,
I always feel strongly that you are my Soul Sister for some reason.
So allow me to be frank and I know you will take this in a positive way,
understanding that my intentions are motivated by compassion and love.
Your husband is dealing (or rather not dealing) with some issues that are underlying whatever unwanted behaviors- like drinking or smoking weed and such-his engaging into.
He needs to be honest with himself and look deeper into
what he's holding inside of him.
By recognizing this, he may take the necessary steps to address these issues, and in doing so he will be able to honor his relationship with you and with God.
You are being asked to offer him your unconditional help to see this through.
Today's lesson in a Course of Miracles is:
"Above all else I want to see."
"Today's idea expresses something stronger than mere determination. It gives vision priority among your desires. You may feel hesitant about using the idea, on the grounds that you are not sure you really mean it. This does not matter. The purpose of today's exercises is to bring the time when the idea will be wholly true a little nearer.
There may be a great temptation to believe that some sort of sacrifice is being asked of you when you say you want to see above all else. If you become uneasy about the lack of reservation involved, add:
Vision has no cost to anyone.
If fear of loss still persists, add further:
It can only bless.
The idea for today needs many repetitions for maximum benefit. It should be used at least every half hour, and more if possible. You might try for every fifteen or twenty minutes. It is recommended that you set a definite time interval for using the idea when you wake or shortly afterwards, and attempt to adhere to it throughout the day. It will not be difficult to do this, even if you are engaged in conversation, or otherwise occupied at the time. You can still repeat one short sentence to yourself without disturbing anything.
The real question is, how often will you remember? How much do you want today's idea to be true? Answer one of these questions, and you have answered the other. You will probably miss several applications, and perhaps quite a number. Do not be disturbed by this, but do try to keep on your schedule from then on. If only once during the day you feel that you were perfectly sincere while you were repeating today's idea, you can be sure that you have saved yourself many years of effort."
Thanks for the lesson, and all your sincere support. My husband does have a lot of underlying pain and issues that he is not facing. When he was younger his parents never really motivated him, and they weren't supportive. Instead they downed him and made him feel like he wasn't worth anything.
He saw a lot of abuse, and I believe was probably abused himself. His dad beat his mom, and his older brother beat his wife right in front of him. He tells stories of how he was thrown across the room trying to help the woman in his family. He always speaks of these things when he is drunk and cries over them. I don't think he ever has felt truly loved.
I shock him what all I am willing to stick it out through with him. He really feels shocked when I don't get upset but I am supportive of him when he believes he needs a better job and little things like that. All his confidence issues stem from his parents. Instead he always feels like he is going to fail so why try.
The drinking and smoking also had a lot to do with escaping reality. He lives me very much, and don't know to handle me falling apart as he puts it. In other words me being sick. He feels like he is losing the only one who has ever showed him unconditional love. But he can't use that as an excuse much longer. I feel a healing taking hold of me. I haven't fully been healed but I know it is on the way.
Well, thanks again for all your support and caring words. Sorry for the long message but I just wanted to begin to give you the full story. I believe my husband is starting to realize where his issues stem from. I also believe he knows change needs to happen.
He has quit smoking completely and has even been around it but felt no urge to smoke. He said last night that he won't drink all week. He can't guarantee the weekend yet. But I believe in him. What I really want him to do is take all his anger and pain to the cross again.
Let me explain at our church they have asked us to go to the cross and just leave all our burdens, pain, and unforgiveness there. This happens during an encounter God weekend. He has done this once already but I believe he only began to scratch the surface, of all his issues. I pray that if he does this again he will go deeper into himself and truly rid all his anger and pain.
Thanks again for the lesson and support. Lately I have felt more at ease even though we are still going through a lot. And I know that things are getting better. I will be praying for you, sorry again for the long post. May God be with you,
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