Hello All, Grace and Peace be to you!
Today, I need to share with you what happened to me yesterday. I am not proud of myself at all. I am sharing this in case some of you may hear from the LORD through my experience.
A friend of mine is going through a really tough time and asked me If I could go get some sandwiches from the deli. He was packing out his house and he could not leave the movers.
I am at the deli, and ordered four large sandwiches (each sandwich was six inches long) with three kinds of meat on each, and with all the veggies on them. The sandwiches were all the same. The lady told me (very loudly in front of a huge line of people) "If you are going to have a big order like that, can you call ahead and give us a heads up?" She was curt about it when she said it.
I felt embarrassed! I thought to myself, "Why is she talking to me like that?" My face reddened like the fresh tomato behind the glass in front of me. When she spoke to me again, again she addressed me snipety! I could not understand why making four sandwiches was a big deal. It was sandwich shop, that is what they do! I began to address her in like manner!
I am a Christian and I always want to behave in a CHRIST-LIKE manner, but for some reason, I reacted like her! When I realized my tone and facial expression was anything, but CHRIST-LIKE, I really tried to change it, but it was too late, the whole line saw my behavior. I repented to her, then later to GOD!
Friends, I really feel horrible! What if someone in the line needed to see JESUS, or maybe the lady behind the counter needed JESUS! What if that was my only time to reach one them?
Every morning I spend time with GOD in prayer, and read HIS HOLY WORD, this what HE talked to me about yesterday BEFORE my unpleasant encounter...
6 And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity: so is the tongue among our members, that it defileth the whole body, and setteth on fire the course of nature; and it is set on fire of hell.
7 For every kind of beasts, and of birds, and of serpents, and of things in the sea, is tames, and hath been tamed of mankind:
8 But the tongue can no man tame; it is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison.
9 Therewith bless we GOD, even the FATHER; and therewith curse we men, which are made after the similitude of GOD
10 Out of the same mouth proceedeth blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not so to be.
11 Doth a fountain send forth at the same place sweet water and bitter?
12 Can the fig tree, my brethren, bear olive berries? Either a vine, figs? So can no fountain both yield salt water and fresh.
GOD was trying to tell me ahead of time to watch out, but I did not heed HIS WORD! I know I was not completely horrible, but it was evident I was a bit perturbed!
In the morning as I prayed, I asked GOD to pour out HIS wisdom unto me. Here is more of HIS WORD that HE spoke to me.
17 But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be entreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy.
I asked for wisdom, I read about wisdom, HE tried to give me wisdom, but I did not obey. What was wrong with me? This experience has totally gave me strength out of my weakness. I will be ready to battle my flesh next time. I know there will be a next time, because there are different personality types everywhere.
I feel led to go back and talk to her and try to really show her who JESUS is. I covet your prayers please!
GOD Bless You!!