Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Word-Filled Wednesday 4/1/09

"He who covers over an offense promotes love, but whoever repeats the matter separates close friends"

Proverbs 17:9

This is a verse God wants me to apply to my life.  I tend to want the approval of others, so run things by them to see if they agree I should be offended.  The other day, a teacher I don't know bumped me off a copy machine I was using, and I crabbed at her.  She was in a hurry and had a meeting, and she came right up and wasn't asking me if I had a deadline, and was not giving me a choice but to let her on.  I was tired, my finger was hurting, and it was actually my break time, so I was trying to get the work done so I could get to my break.  I felt bad after crabbing at her, and was formulating my apology when she left the room.  I then went and told others how I felt bad about crabbing at her, but I was also telling them what she did that I thought was rude.  It shouldn't have, but it made me feel better when someone agreed the teacher was rude.  Well, she was, but that didn't call for me to get crabby with her.  

So, now, God brought this verse to my mind again.  We are studying 1 John in the Sunday class I have been going to for 3 weeks.  I have really felt I was ready to act in love towards others.  Well, I failed the other day, so have another reason to be thankful to God for his forgiveness.

Oops, Amydeanne, I don't think I was supposed to write so much.  I'll be more careful next time.

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  1. no worries! I love reading why people post their verses and how God speaks to them through them! I can totally relate to this. I needed to hear this.