Do you ever mess up?
You know…say the wrong thing, forget something important, hurt someone’s feelings unintentionally? I do, and sometimes I seem to be on a winner’s streak.
This week it happened and happened quickly–a simple conversation turned into a shouting match. I embarrassed myself, hurt those closest to me and at that moment I didn’t know how to repair it. So I jumped up, went on with my evening and in less than 10 minutes, God was calling me to pray.
Let’s see… I need to finish the laundry, check the bank balance, get ready for work tomorrow and find a way to apologize for my earlier reality show behavior. Oh yes, now is a great time to pray. BTW I hope my sarcasm doesn’t offend you because the way I see it, if God accepts it and still beckons me to Him, hopefully you can deal with it too. Hehehe, I’m just free-from-the-opinions-of-others dot.com! After wrestling (only for a while) I conceded and went to pray and while praying, Marvin Sapp’s very popular song, “The Best in Me” came to mind.
May I add that even I could see the worst in me, yet He saw the best so that I didn’t have to walk in condemnation. So I prayed, repented and was amazed that such a perfect God wanted such an imperfect me. And to complete my healing, He gave me scripture to put in my heart so that I would know that it was real.
Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near.
Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation,
by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests
to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. I can do all this through him who gives me strength.”- Philippians 4:4-8, 12, 13 NIV
So glad He Loves me and you, Alisa