Archive for March, 2007

God’s megaphone is saying:

I am selfish! Yes, it feels like that is our Lord’s lenten message to me. Quite honestly, it is coming as quite a shock so perhaps pride may be a part of the message too?

So how does this pride and selfishness manifest itself? I refuse to submit my will to anyone other than the Almighty himself. Apparently, He is the only one I feel should have more say than me because he is God after all.

I’ve always thought that I was strong willed and always right. God apparently calls that selfish and proud. Ouch.

So much for my resolutions, it seems God has some of his own in mind for me such as submitting to others (especially my husband) for no other reason than making an act of love, a sincere gift of self. He has made it very clear it doesn’t matter if I am right, if I have a good argument or a better way. It doesn’t even matter if someone else is in the wrong, I am to submit.

So this lent this is the cross our Lord’s given to me bear; submission.

If only I had a Caramel Macchiato to console me!

And walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God. (Eph 5:2)

Be subject to one another out of reverence for Christ. Wives, be subject to your husbands, as to the Lord. (Eph 5:21, 22)

Whoever wishes to be great among you will become a servant; whoever wishes to be first among you shall be your slave. Just so, the Son of Man did not come to be served but to serve and to give his life as a ransom for many. (Matthew 20:27, 28)

 

 

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