“Whoever blesses his neighbor with a loud voice, rising early in the morning, will be counted as cursing.” Proverbs 27:14
Love is not rude.
I have to smile when I read this verse.
It makes me think of Rick.
Most mornings he was quiet and still, a very calm and peaceful man when he woke up.
Ever so often though, he would wake up “loud” -
- tickling me
- teasing me
- standing between me and the coffee pot while trying to “love” on me
- singing silly songs, loudly
- touching my coffee cup before I even had one sip (a big NO! Just saying)
- wanting to dance around the kitchen with me
- grabbing my clothes and not letting me get dressed
- sometimes he would turn on the music, loud
- and a hundred other ways of irritating me and annoying me ... all BEFORE coffee!!!
Yes, brave man!
When I was reading thru Proverbs one day, I found this verse, and I laughed out loud.
As soon as he got home from work, I showed it to him - it made him laugh too!
After that, he would say, “Awww, honey, I’m just blessing you this morning!”
I would just give him that “not-before-my-coffee” look, which he always said was worse than any cursing! LOL
Oh he was a mess for sure!
And how I loved the mess he made me!
Today, while being patient, kind and not negative to myself, I need to take a close look at ME.
What are 3 things that annoy or irritate me about myself?
Not attacking me
Not judging me
Not even trying to justify or excuse any of it.
Just an honest look into me ... and honest answers.
Of the things that annoy or irritate me about myself,
What can I change?
I can be proud of me, the little by little changes that I make.
Lord, help me to be honest with myself today.
I think sometimes my irritation with others is based in that irritation with myself.
Jesus said that we are to get the stick out of our eye before we try to help someone get a splinter of their own eye.
So, please, help me look at my own “eye” today.
Make me to see the sticks
And then, show me how to deal with them.
Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, or do
Grant me the courage to change, and do, all that I can,
And Your wisdom to know the differences.
In Jesus’ Name I ask
Thank You, Lord
I love You.
Life goes on -
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