A Culture of Love…

Wednesday Wisdom 🙂


Today’s verse comes from Hebrews 11:1

Faith shows the reality of what we hope for; it is the evidence of things we cannot see.


Of all of the lessons that I have tried as a parent to teach my girls, packing their faith quickly rises to the top of the priority list. Faith allows for hope – it brings peace – and it enables you to live with honor to help create a culture of love. It fuels you with the inspiration to take the time to care and to spread God’s love to others along the journey.

Every time that I read Hebrews, those eighteen words jump off the page at me and inspire me to ponder their meaning. I believe that the heart of this verse is rooted in the Holy Spirit.

When I tell my girls to pack their faith, I mean for them to listen to God’s voice that manifests itself inside of them through the Holy Spirit. It is through the Holy Spirit’s influence in our lives that the reality of hope/peace/joy/love can be attained during our time on earth. Our relationship with the Holy Spirit brings closeness with God. It allows for a grateful heart as well as the ability to see the instruction and opportunities that God places along our path. Our eyes cannot see His presence, but our hearts and minds still receive his faithful guidance and support.



Learning to be a caregiver for cattle helped me to develop an attention to detail that aids me in my spiritual journey. It may sound crazy, but cattle are attune to the slightest movement – the smallest sign – and respond to caregiver leadership best when the communication begins with natural subtlety. To be a good cattle caregiver, you need to slow down, pay close attention and search for the non-verbal cues that the animals send to you. This allows you to balance your energy with theirs’ and find harmony.

I best understand God’s direction when I slow down, pay close attention, and search for signs of his guidance. Just as I lead and direct my cattle to ensure that they receive good care, God guides me on a similar journey.


I’m very much a work in progress, but I clearly feel the work of the Holy Spirit in my own life — offering direction and refilling my cup as I look for balance and harmony. There is an awesome sense of peace that comes from making reality out of hope, and finding the evidence of abundant love as we attune our lives’ with faith through the Holy Spirit.

 

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5 responses to “A Culture of Love…

  1. Roger Hunt

    Once again another great post, Anne! I’ve said that before, I know, but each time I reflect, ponder, and examine my life’s experiences for additional clarity. I too believe in the power of the Holy Spirit. How spirit – God – continues to lead us if we but pay attention. And not just in those times when we pray for guidance but all the time.

    I liked your analogy with cattle. “To be a good cattle caregiver, you need to slow down, pay close attention and search for the non-verbal cues that the animals send to you. This allows you to balance your energy with theirs’ and find harmony.

    I best understand God’s direction when I slow down, pay close attention, and search for signs of his guidance. Just as I lead and direct my cattle to ensure that they receive good care, God guides me on a similar journey.”

    That also was a good reminder for me in my care for my cattle/animals. Ya know, everything is tied together in life…everything! I think God’s Plan for us to know Him/Her and ourselves by living life, paying attention, and reflecting. And finally, and perhaps most importantly living a life in harmony with Truth/God/Life.

    Continue to lead and inspire, Anne! 🙂

  2. Roger Hunt

    Loved, loved, loved the video!!

    • Thank you, Roger! I ordered the book that you suggested and am looking forward to reading it 🙂

      I also saw the first Sandhill Cranes the other night driving home from Minden from Ashley Grace’s Conference Speech meet — I thought of you! They are beautiful animals.

      I hope that all is well!
      Anne

      • Roger Hunt

        Thanks for the update, Anne! I’ve been watching the live web cam and tonight I saw large numbers of birds flying in for the evening. Their sound was awsome!! I’m afraid I will be too late this year 😔. Oh well then next year, with that as my top priority. ☺ I won’t give up easily!!

      • Roger Hunt

        Thanks for the update, Anne! I’ve been watching the live web cam and tonight I saw large numbers of birds flying in for the evening. Their sound was awsome!! I’m afraid I will be too late this year 😔. Oh well then next year, with that as my top priority. ☺ I won’t give up easily!!

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