Monday, September 10, 2007

Who's counting?

The other day I told Father that I was tired of having to go to Him and cry out for Him to repair my broken heart. Why can't I just not get it broken? Why do people always have to hurt me? Why can't I get a grip on getting offended?

James 1:19 blasted me. In the Amplified it reads, "Understand [this], my beloved brethren. Let every man be quick to hear [a ready listener], slow to speak, slow to take offense and to get angry."

I am quick to take offense. I easily get angry. I easily ask 'how many times do I have to do this?'

And the answer? It's about forgiveness. If I don't get offended, I don't need to forgive. Right?

God is working a great work within me. About not getting offended, and not dragging it to the anger degree.

But how many times? How long do I have to do this?

Jesus says in Matt. 18:22, "I tell you, not up to seven times, but seventy times seven!"

I guess when my heart is right. That's how many times.



Mary said...

We will have opportunities every day to grow stronger in this area. Amen??
God IS doing a great work in you. I'm very proud of you how you are responding girl! You ROCK!!

BTW,I've presented you with a "You Make Me Smile" award at my place. Pop on over and take a peak.
Love you.

Bonnie Lacy said...

Mary, YOU rock! Thanks for the award, too.

Love you heaps!


Kimmie said...

One day at a time, His Grace will be sufficient. May you run the race (and me too!) to win the prize~!

mama to 6
one homemade and 5 adopted

Bonnie Lacy said...

Amen, again, Kimmie!

May we be found faithful!