Proverbs 27:15 A continual dropping in a very rainy day and a contentious woman are alike.
Proverbs 14:1 Every wise woman buildeth her house: but the foolish plucketh it down with her hands.A
This weekend, Jonathan and I had a failure to communicate, let’s just say.
There were things I wanted to do specifically Saturday, but we ended up going to my mother-in-law’s house and staying until the places I wanted to go were closed. I fussed because I tried to explain to Jonathan that those places wouldn’t be opened on Mondays but he insisted they would be.
Skipping ahead to Monday, we went out and sure enough, everywhere I wanted to go Saturday was closed. What did I tell him! Did I have a bad attitude, you bet! Did I repeatedly remind Jonathan that I was right about it or gloat, even when he said he was wrong, of course. Nothing he did or said helped the situation or changed my outlook.
Last night I was convicted and had to apologize for being so grumpy. Today I was sent to these particular segments of Scripture to use for this devotional. The words of God, although beautiful and true, are so convicting!
I hope each and every one of you will take into consideration and choose words carefully BEFORE they’re said, not as they’re dripping from your lips like poisonous, venomous weapons of mass destruction. Yes, I am looking in the spiritual mirror as I say this, quite disappointed at the reflection.
When we are wrong, we need to do more than acknowledge it, we need to seek forgiveness. Abandon ego and pursue a humble spirit. I know if I were on the side of listening to grumbling and complaining, blame, I would not be so anxious to forgive. Whatever side of the conversation we find ourselves, let’s seek or extend forgiveness. By and by, are we only called to forgive if the offender asks, we know the answer to that one!
Thank You for this beautiful day
Lord, please forgive us when we grumble and complain
Please put thanksgiving in our heart
And let us show our appreciation through our words and actions
Lord, You call, as much as it depends on us, to live at peace with one another
Please move us out of the way and let Your indwelling be such in each one
Whenever anyone is around us, Your Sweet Spirit, not our selfish attitudes will shine through
Thank You for our many blessings!
In Jesus’ Name
Blessed Be The Lord God Almighty
I Will Rise
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