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Sunday, January 23, 2011

again and again

The Christian Walk.

My Christian Walk.

I wish that I could learn a lesson and then be done with it. I wish I could master some of the hard things about the Christian life and then be able to check them off my list. It doesn't happen that way and today I don't like that.

A situation happened to me a few weeks ago and now forgiveness is what my response needs to be and I don't want to forgive. The situation is so tacky and bizarre that when I shared it with Carl, his comment was, that it is almost funny except that it happened to me.

Here is what I keep telling myself. I am thankful for all the forgiveness that Jesus has extended to me and I can never out forgive Him. I am thankful that He is working in my life and working out all the 'rough edges' so to speak. I need to look to see where I have offended others because I am far from perfect. I need to just laugh and see the humor in bizarre situations. I have too much time on my hands if I have time to sit and dwell on when others have wronged me.
I am struck by verse 6 of Romans 8 which says To set the mind on the flesh is death but to set the mind on the Spirit is life and peace.

I plan today to set my mind on the Spirit and I know that I'll have to do it again and again and again

I am sure I'll be here again and again and again. I am thankful for the wonderful forgiveness that Jesus shows me repeatedly.


Kim Tramel said...

If it's me, I'm sorry

Transforming Julie said...

I'm with Kim. Forgive me if it was me. I'm sooooo capable of bazarre things.

fgpuckett said...

We've all been there, on both sides of the story. Reminds me of the book you recommended a while back: Relationships a Mess Worth Making. May God take all the "messy" things that happen in our relationships on earth and use them to draw us closer to him.


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