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My husband, Brett and I live in beautiful South Africa and have been blessed with the most precious family. We have 2 very beautiful and brave daughters, Tianna (12) and Angelee (9) and a very precious little boy called Zac who touched our hearts forever in his 1 day here on earth. We never would have imagined that we would have to live this side of Heaven without our sweet boy who was born with half a heart, but every day Jesus carries us through and is teaching us more than ever how to live, laugh and love fully. Our faithful Great Restorer has graciously blessed us with one more son, Gabriel, who has just recently made his grand entry into this big wide world of wonder. We are all so in love with him already! "Love in Action" is our journey as a family to love the way Jesus is teaching us to love and live.

About the Journey

Life is certainly a remarkable adventure! You just never quite know what's around that next corner! I am a 36 year old wife and mommy to 4 amazing children. When I started this blog a few years ago I had no idea just how much I would learn about the depths of God's love in the years ahead! Back then I was a mommy of two little girls. In September 2011 we were given the greatest privilege to become proud parents to a very special little boy called Zac, our "lion heart". We were entrusted to carry him in pregnancy in an amazing walk of faith, because he would only be ours this side of Heaven for 21 and a half hours after birth. Our precious heart baby has taught us more about the reality of Heaven and the truly important matters of the heart in his short journey in our lives than a lifespan of living could have taught us. He continues to be our pointer to Jesus in remarkable ways. "Love in Action" has become our incredible journey through grief to live lives filled with grace, strength, increasing joy and purpose as we continue to heal and grow in God's amazing love as a family. Just a few weeks ago we welcomed our second son, Gabriel into this amazing big-wide-world-of-wonder! We are overcome with joy as the Great Restorer is faithfully at work in our lives! Please come and join me on my adventure. I'm one of those people who wears my heart on my sleeve. I'm a firm believer of living my life out in the open as I continue to pursue a life lived in truth and freedom. I am exploring the depths of God's personal love for us, and I have to say that life is far more colourful lived in His love. I would like to live my life having experienced rich friendships - both new and old and most certainly having loved and laughed my way through most of it. I welcome you to share your thoughts and comments with me. At the end of each blog entry, click on "comments" to add your thoughts. I can't wait to hear from you! Here's to life God's way ... RICH and FULL in Jesus Christ's overflowing love for us!

27 February 2012

Open the Eyes of my Heart Lord

I have always loved that worship song "Open the eyes of my heart Lord". I was just thinking today, what would change in our lives if our prayer each day became "Open my eyes to see from a Heavenly perspective." or "Cause my ears to hear Your whispers, God.". These last 5 months have taught me to pray more prayers like that. I have realised how dull my earthly sight and hearing can be. We see through such a limited, earth bound perspective most of the time and yet, He is so gracious to keep extending grace and wisdom to learn life from His Kingdom perspective. That perspective, I'm convinced, is an everyday "love in action" perspective. A walk that I am still learning every day.  
This week may we have eyes to see through love and ears that tune in to hear the precious messages of hope and encouragement that He would love us to pass on to those hurting all around us. I love that He chooses to be in partnership with us to demonstrate His heart and love. What a high calling!!! Some days I feel like my life is so mundane, but when I stop to realise that each day God is in partnership to love through me - my word, everything changes! Little acts of kindness prompted from the heart may just play a big part in revealing the Living God to somebody!  
Here's to having hearts seeking to see Him more clearly. Happy Monday and have a beautiful week. xxx
Love Janine

3 comments:

EJN Monday, February 27, 2012  

Janine,
Great post. It reminds me of a song I heard today on the Micheal W. Smith "Hide 'em in your Heart" - Enocurage One Another - it's a catchy little song - with a directive.
Have a wonderful week,
Jojo

Kathleen Packer (nee Wocke) Tuesday, February 28, 2012  

My sweet Janine...what beautifully penned words straight from the Fathers' heart thru you to us....and you are 100% in tune my love...may you too continue to hear and listen for Him in each moment....and may you continue to walk in His light and love as you spread it around as you so willingly and beautifully do....sending lol, kath xx

Tracy Tuesday, February 28, 2012  

Hi Janine - it is so true that that little show of kindness can make someone's day and maybe even save them. Great post
God bless
Tracy

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