Tuesday, November 3, 2009

{Rules ~ I need them}

Some good rules to follow.
1. Don't try to figure out God ~ he is way smarter, and probably considers it an insult.
2. When uncertain what to say ~ Keep your mouth shut.
3. Read God's Word. Pray.

I know God is working on me. I know he is working in my life. I know he is doing his best for me to "get it", but I just ain't "gettin' it". I find comfort in knowing he won't give up on me. He knows just how pea-brained I am. Thus, rule #1.

Yesterday some other humans upset me. In result I had alot of "human feelings". I still am not real happy about the situation. I am also not sure what I would say if I was confronted about it. Thus, rule #2.

After more work after 5, sports, dinner, put the kids to bed, tea with Mr. Hobbs, magazines, laundry, loaded some tunes on the i-pod, I ran some bath water. Armed with my Bible and my i-pod. I dove in. I turned to Psalms (you can't go wrong there), Proverbs (one of my favorites), and ended up in Ephesians. . . which went a little something like this: Chapter 4 Verse 26 ~ When you are angry, do not sin. And do not go on being angry all day. Do not give the devil a way to defeat you. . . verse 29 . . . When you talk, do not say harmful things. But say what people need-words that will help others become stronger. Honestly, it's the "do not go on being angry" that I am seriously going to struggle with. I am not sure what time I got out of the bath. I know this morning when I went in there and pulled the plug my water was still warm. Maybe that is why I am tired. I am pretty certain I stayed till the wee hours of the morning. . . But I feel better. I feel "in-check". Thus, rule #3.

Talk Later.

Word for the day - Discipline.

1 comment:

SheWolf said...

What awesome words Tonia--thanks for sharing them as it is a daily struggle of mine to not hold on to my grudges or let them get the best of me...thanks for that! You going to the Fall Festival today?