You Have to Be You~

God is always there, isn't he. In the last week or so I have been deeply troubled by the thoughtlessness of a few family members close to me. Their actions saddened and diasppointed me and I wondered how they could be so heartless. I could find no logical answer for their actions and I wasn't sure how to approach the situation. Should I take a stand and voice my feelings? Should I avoid them all together? Should I put on a mask and pretend? My soul was so troubled that I didn't even give Him a true chance to help me find the way. I kept searching, but refused to take off the cloak of "they hurt me and my family" long enough for Him to show me that His was has been my way.

This morning He did. Although, the last few days I've begun to let go and to move on. And then I had my daily morning devotion and this is what it said,

Anyone, then, who knows the good he ought to do and doesn't do it, sins. ~James 4:17

THOUGHT: Jesus taught this principle when he healed on the Sabbath (Mark3:1-7) and told the parable of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10:29-37). Our Lord made it clear that to neglect to do a good deed for another, even if we had a religious excuse for not doing it, was to do evil. Let's be a people known for doing good deeds and sharing kindness. Let's not let any excuse interfere with our glorious and holy opportunities to serve others in the name of Jesus.
PRAYER: Dear Father, please use me today to bless someone in need so that they may know your grace and so that Jesus, your Son and my Savior, will be glorified. In Jesus' sweet and precious name I pray. Amen.

Thank you, my precious Lord. Sometimes it takes a 2x4 and sometimes it just takes the written word. I shall go forth and be me. It's not my nature to confront, especially when it's with those that hear only their own words. It's not my nature to cause pain, especially when those that would hurt aren't the ones that deserve it. It's my nature to smile, to show love, and to forgive. Thank you again, Father, for reminding me that in all times I just need to be me~

1 comment:

Leah said...

GREAT thought! Thank you for sharing!

~ from The Letter Writer ~

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