Friday, June 8, 2012
Odds and Ends
I was standing in front of the mirror in my bathroom. I was looking at my face and it turned into my grand mother's face. As I stared, I was shocked at how bitter my mouth was and I couldn't figure out why I looked like I did, I reached up and touched my face and when I did I woke up.
I thought about it as I laid there awake. I realized that I do not want to wear bitterness on my face. Only I can choose to change the way I deal with life. Every day this week, every thing I read had to do with forgiveness, and doing good to those who spitefully use you. You know things that poke where you don't want anyone to see or know about. The Lord kept telling me why He wasn't answering my prayers. Not audible but I knew just the same because every time I prayed He would show me what He wanted. I kept saying in my heart," nope, I am not going to do it. "
Well though a series of things only God can do when He wants to do something and I am not obeying, He causes things to happen. My kids are going to be camp counselors in July and today they were going up to take a look at the facility. I told them I would get up early and get them some snacks to take with them.
It was earlier than my normal time and the person whom God had put on my heart all week, was standing alone at a counter. No one was around but me and her. I went up and gave her a hug and we talked. She had done nothing I want to be up front about. My feelings had been hurt and I let time and hurt just let us grow further and further apart.
Have a wonderful weekend!