I’m having a cranky day… My husband made a comment to me that I didn’t appreciate… We are out of milk… Sooo no coffee… My house feels cluttered and out of control… And I have been
partying it up at late social functions the past two nights.
So I’m doing what a dear friend told me that she did when she was in a “bad place”…I’ve made a nest of blankets and I’m curled up with my iPad… I open up my bible app and lo and behold the verse of the day:
14 Make every effort to live in peace with everyone<span class="crossreference" data-cr="#cen-NIV-30227A" style="box-sizing: border-box; position: relative; top: 0px; vertical-align: top;" value="(A)”>
and to be holy;<span class="crossreference" data-cr="#cen-NIV-30227B" style="box-sizing: border-box; position: relative; top: 0px; vertical-align: top;" value="(B
)”> without holiness no one will see the Lord. Hebrews 12:14
Then I dig a little deeper… Change up the version:
Hebrews 12:14The Message (MSG)
14-17 Work at getting along with each other and with God. Otherwise you’ll never get so much as a glimpse of God. Make sure no one gets left out of God’s generosity. Keep a sharp eye out for weeds of bitter discontent. A thistle or two gone to seed can ruin a whole garden in no time. Watch out for the Esau syndrome: trading away God’s lifelong gift in order to satisfy a short-term appetite. You well know how Esau later regretted that impulsive act and wanted God’s blessing—but by then it was too late, tears or no tears.
I am grateful that these words didn’t come as a sucker punch… That they feel like life… Like God breathing into me and not forsaking me.
I know that I am loved here in the depths of my cranky… Where nothing can be right… But I am not abandoned here… to rot in my own crappy selfish attitude.
My perspective is very quickly changed when I take my eyes off myself…
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