Wednesday, May 20, 2015

In Thy Sight



I just about lost it....an explosion of sarcasm, attitude and anger simmered up quickly.   It wasn't an earth shattering event, just a few teenagers, hanging out, finding some shade on a sweltering hot afternoon.  The issue was, that they were taking up the entire sidewalk as hubby and I were on our walk. The closer we got to them, the more apparent it was that they were not going to move.  They saw us coming up the sidewalk (designed for walkers!!) and simply sat there with no inclination of moving to let us pass.  

Sweet hubby, in his wisdom, sensing my ire rising said, "Just pass to the right".  I did, but not before looking and expressing some emotional gestures (waving hands to move)  to them while making a comment about the sidewalk....very mature for Christian women in her 40's huh???   While finishing my walk and simmering down, I reflected, why do I let things like that bother me?  But most importantly, why do I respond like I do.  Does that represent a Christlike attitude?  They didn't see the goodness of Christ in my actions!

One the powerful things about God's Word is that it goes deep.  Beyond examples of faith, comfort in hard times, strength to carry on, God's Word is sharp.  It can cleanly divide those attitudes of the flesh that rise up from the grace that God has poured in our hearts to pour into the lives of others.

Following my little attitude episode, I thought this verse prefect for today...


"Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart
Be acceptable in Your sight,
O Lord, my strength and my Redeemer." Psalms 19:20

What a power filled dividing line for all my words, thoughts and attitudes.  May God find them acceptable.  Is there anything greater than that?


2 comments:

  1. Love this post and the scripture you shared. It is not always words we use to express our lack of the fruits of the Spirit as your post so clearly talks about.

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  2. I've been there too! So grateful for God's grace to give us another chance and teach us to do better in the future. Thanks for linking up at #ThreeWordWednesday.

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