A few weeks ago, I jotted part of this verse of scripture down in my journal.....
If only I would listen to His voice today.
Underneath that verse, I wrote this.....
"How can I learn from this?
Is God trying to teach me a lesson?"
Now, I know myself well enough to be able to say that I will not always be able to do that, because when a trial, trouble, or temptation comes along, I way to often get caught up in my own selfishness and pride to think that I could possibly need to learn anything.
(sarcastic remark, y'all)
Which takes me on to this part of verse 8 that spoke to the sarcastic remark above.....
"Don't harden your hearts"
Then, I jotted this down out of verse 9.....
".....tested and tried God's patience"
Okay, God, I'm beginning to get the picture.
I know this is what I so often do.....
which, once again leads me back to that issue of selfishness and pride.
Oh, how much this old(er) lady has yet to learn.
I'm so glad that He is patient and kind and loving and, especially forgiving. Because I know I give Him such a difficult time and cause Him to have to work a lot of OT on just me!
Breathing in Grace,