Monday, April 30, 2012

you shouldn't say that...

"Wisdom is found on the lips of the discerning, but a rod is for the back of him who lacks judgment." Proverbs 10:13

Recently my child and i had an embarrassing conversation.  It went like this...
"I saw Terrie today; didn't you say she ignores you now?"
"Yes, but I hope you didn't say that to her."
"Well, not directly, but i made the comment to the person with her, how a true friend is a friend at all times."
"That was not a very Christian thing to do."

OUCH! How that rod hurts!

And right she was... it was an unchristian thing to say.  Although my words were true, they were blurted with unkind intentions.  A truth i know for sure, God is constantly teaching me lessons through others.  Many days I  come up short, stumbling and choking on sand trying to follow Him.  Frustrating and embarrassing for me -- but of little surprise to our Father.  He knows e-v-e-r-y thought and motive. Thanks be to God, He faithfully continues to pick me up. 

 Lord, i pray You do whatever You must to keep my focus on You and Your Will, and not my personal petty picks.  Thank You for loving me enough to pop me on the back or to step on my mouth and foot when necessary.

have a kind-filled day!


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