For several weeks...yes, I said weeks, don't fuss at me, please...but, for several weeks, the inside of my windshield has been dirty. Pray tell, how does the inside of your car get that dirty? It wasn't noticeable unless driving toward the sun...then, the glare was so bad you could barely see. By the time I would get home, I could see again....dirty windshield all forgotten...until the next time. Well...I made up my mind Friday would be the day...I would clean it....and took the time to clean the insides of all the other windows in my car, too.....you know those windows in the back seat where two little rascally boys sit and eat and touch the windows?
As I was cleaning the windshield, and wondering how in the world it could get that dirty...the thought occurred to me....this windshield is just like me.....exactly!!! The dirt builds up over time until it gets to where I can't see out of it.....I notice it every now and then, but then it gets forgotten.
Just like me...and my sins!!!
They build up over time....slowly....gradually....until it gets to the point where I'm sad and upset and growling and blaming....when it all boils down to I've allowed Satan to sneak in and take control over some of the little things....and over time they've become biggies!!!
And....sometimes, I'm able to look the other way....ignore what's going on...often by blaming others...when in reality...it's all my own fault.
Isn't that the way?
We never want to admit our faults, or short-comings, or insecurities....often blaming our spouse, or our children, or our friends...or even sometimes our church!!!
When....all along....all we had to do was look in the mirror....
and there's the culprit staring back at us!!!
James 1:23-25 (NLT) - For if you listen to the word and don’t obey, it is like glancing at your face in a mirror. You see yourself, walk away, and forget what you look like. But if you look carefully into the perfect law that sets you free, and if you do what it says and don’t forget what you heard, then God will bless you for doing it.In His Most Precious Love....and with mine!!!
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