three ways to have a beautiful morning:
wake up to your toddler singing "hi-ho, hi-ho" from snow white
read aloud the days bible reading with your child while eating breakfast
greet husband with a kiss upon his return from an early morning meeting
four ways to totally blow it by lunch time:
verbalize that you are annoyed every time something little doesn't go your way
grit your teeth and scare your child away from the sink as you clear the dishes
completely flip out when your husband asks what's for lunch
basically tell your husband that he is an idiot and needs to shut up
five quick ways to redeem the day:
cry out to god to soften your heart and calm your irritable spirit
repent of your thoughtless, loose speech and accept forgiveness
find husband and child and ask for their forgiveness
hug and kiss your family and tell them they are champions
decide to act like you believe and know jesus
know what's not so funny? that this is a verse i read this morning. out loud. i even tweeted it.
in no time at all i was a big dummy, with loose words and a hot spirit. what in the world?
in this life i will continue to need the grace of jesus. daily. every moment. i desperately need to keep short accounts with the savior, live in repentance, and walk in forgiveness.
this evening, i read timmy brister's blog and this stood out to me like a neon sign:
"The means by which we become more and more like Christ is through repentance and faith as the gospel mode of operation. Christians are commonly called “believers” because of faith in Jesus Christ. Christians should also commonly be called “repenters” because we are daily turning from sin and self-reign to glad submission to the reign and rule of Christ as King."
that should be me.
daily repenting from my sin and selfishness and joyfully submit to the merciful rule of jesus.
lord, help me to kill my sin
and you know what else i read today?
hebrews 4, here's verses 14-16:
"Since then we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus, the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession. For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who in every respect has been tempted as we are, yet without sin. Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need."
i'm so thankful that he is willing and able.
will you seek him with me today?