The last few days I have learned a lot. I love/hate weeks like that 🙂 Because sometimes in order to learn, we have to get rattled a little bit in our beliefs and convictions. I don’t think many of us like that. I don’t.
What I have learned is that I want to continue to be molded and teachable. I desire to be quiet and listen. I want to hear why others believe what they do and then I want to pull out my bible and study it for myself. I want to be able to ask the hard questions and learn.
Pruning usually hurts. But Lord, keep on pruning and bending me! Challenge my convictions. Challenge my beliefs and bring me back to focusing on YOU.
When my personal convictions become an idol, I want to know about it. I want to be shaken, stirred, and changed. Because when it comes down to it, it’s not about me. It’s not about my children or my family. It’s about Him. And only Him.
If I become un-bendable, unteachable, and un-moldable there is a heart problem. Lord please do not allow my heart to become hardened.
Let your love shine through me, Lord! I pray that it is your perfect light beaming from my pores, and not my own dirty, smog filled light trying to push forth to be seen.
Are you struggling with hard questions? Do you have a safe place to ask them? Have you made yourself a soft and graceful place for folks to ask you the hard questions?
Above all, keep fervent in your love for one another, because love covers a multitude of sins. 1 Peter 4:8 (emphasis by me)