Thank you Iris for hosting this weeks addition of In "other" Words. I love the quote she picked:
“Relying on God has to begin all over again every day as if nothing yet had been done.”

This quote reminds me of the line from Anne of Green Gables when Anne says to Marilla, "Isn't it nice to think that tomorrow is a new day with no mistakes in it yet?" How true this is!

I lost my cool yesterday I admit. Things weren't going my way and I made sure everybody knew I wasn't happy. I tried to justify my attitude. "The accountant is coming tomorrow and the house is a mess and I need a shower and I don't know how I'm going to get it all done with nobody here!" I pouted.

Yep. I blew it big time. My desires were all about me, me, ME. I didn't start the morning with thanksgiving and seeking God's direction for the day. I had a goal and it was to make everyone's life as miserable as mine was. I succeeded.

I went to bed and opened my Bible to Ephesians 4:22-24. You were taught with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires, to be made new in the attitude of your minds and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness.

It struck me like a two by four. I cried because I was ashamed. Lying there in bed I asked the Lord's forgiveness for my attitude. I knew in the morning I needed to apologize to my family as well. I studied the passage for awhile longer and worked on memorizing it. I knew I could definitely quote this each time I started thinking about me, myself and I!

My mornings need to start out with devotions and prayer. Not blogging! How am I to glorify Christ in all I say and do if I don't begin my day with Him? He's there for us 24/7! All we have to do is seek Him.

This morning I quoted Ephesians 4:22-24. I've asked God to help me accomplish what needs to be done. I've asked Him to guide me and let me do His will, not mine. I've promised Him that I will put off my impatience and temper and put on patience and self control today. I will ask my family for forgiveness once everybody starts waking up. I want people to see that God is my strength that gets me through each day because I am relying on Him and not myself.

It's only a little after 7:00 am and so far so good. I just spoke with one of my girls and she said, "Mom, remember frog." I looked at her puzzled and said, "Huh?" Fully Rely On God = FROG! Got it!

Thank you Lord for fresh new beginnings!


Denise said...

I really enjoyed your post, bless you sweety.

Hummie said...

What a personal story you share so that we can all relate!

My Grandma's favorite book was Anne of Green Gables and I had never heard that quote...love it.

MiPa said...

Wonderful post. Bless you for sharing.

ellen b. said...

We are so human (me,me,me) and He is so gracious and loving and forgiving. Thanks for sharing so honestly. blessings..

Michelle said...

Don't be so hard on yourself! We all do things like that from time to time - you know we're not perfect. We all have emotional outbursts and selfish days, but it's ok! We move forward to the next day - and you apologized to your family so you made it right. Don't beat yourself up :)

Christine said...

Who called me CeCe! And yes that day was all about me,me,me!

Thank you for such a beautiful post.
I'll especially remember FROG!!

Take care,
5 more days and counting down!!