Wednesday, October 12, 2011 - I WILL sin, confess quickly, don't justify
Ugh! It's only Day 3 and already I slipped up (a.k.a. SINNED) and had a disrespectful tone because DH didn't use the wash cloth I thought he should to clean up DS's pee pee accident.
As a recovering perfectionist, it urks me that I "failed". Oh, I want to be so committed and disciplined. But, ah, the revelation - I WILL NOT be perfect in this process of sanctification, in this process of being healed from the disease of "Self-Will," I WILL SIN. The response to that sin demonstrates my growth. Will I revert back to my habit of justifying my attitude and words or will I be quick to confess the sin without attempting to justify it?
Upon this Spirit prompting, I told my DH that I was sorry for over-reacting about the wash cloth and he was quick to say, "I forgive you, thanks for acknowledging that." (i.e. he's not used to me acknowledging my disrespect in "little" things like that). THAT's victory - one "little" battle won in this war waging against my soul.
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Abide in Love ~ Abound in Thanksgiving ~ Work in Joy...
Live Fully ~ Suffer Rightly ~ Trust Deeply ~ Bless Truly!
LISTEN & LEARN:
"Show me your ways, O Lord, teach me your paths,
guide me in your truth and teach me,
for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long."
~ Psalms 25:4,5