Yesterday when I was on hands and knees, cleaning up serial messes and feeling a touch of hysteria rising within me, it was not the thought of Nutella that gave me the push I needed to carry on. I thought maybe I should clarify that. 😉 Let me share with you the verse I read in 1 John that morning… in my beloved Amplified Bible.
“By this it is made clear who take their nature from God and are His children and who take their nature from the devil and are his children: no one who does not practice righteousness [who does not conform to God’s will in purpose, thought, and action] is of God…”
Sometimes I think it is easier to be righteous in a big flood of crisis than it is to live rightly in the drip-drip-drip of daily annoyances.
It was that “conform to His will in purpose, thought, and action” that came to mind when I really felt like yelling and blaming and losing it. I had prayed before I ever got out of bed for that sort of right living by the power of Jesus, not realizing what I was asking for. Isn’t it amazing that He is the One who works that out in us, in the most “impossible” ways, when our humanness reaches its limits?
And yes, today was many times better! We had cheerios, frozen blueberries, and yogurt for supper. How is that for a cheerful ending?