Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Truth be told

Truth be told, I would still be wearing flip flops today, even though it is only 28 degrees Fahrenheit, if I had not forced myself to throw them away. They were looking pretty tattered and worn, and really it was the only way to make myself stop!

Truth be told, though I like most bugs, I can't stand these long legged, fast moving millipedes!

They freak me out!! 

Once when I was throwing the covers back on the bed to crawl in for the night, one of these creepy crawlers darted right at me! He had been hiding under the covers! He ran down the side of the bed. I screamed! The Husband looked all around the room for it and could not find it. We slept in another room on an air mattress. There was NO WAY I was sleeping in the bed with that thing still on the loose! I cringe now just sharing this story with you. Gaaah!

Truth be told, I like apple pie, the Husband really likes apple pie, I will be making apple pie for Thanksgiving.

However my heart belongs to pumpkin pie! It's not just any pumpkin pie that I love mind you. It's my Mom's pumpkin pie! I'm quite certain that it's Mom's love baked into the pie that makes it so good and it simply would not be the same if I made it myself. So for Thanksgiving day I will bake the apple pie but I will devour Mom's pumpkin pie! I should ask her to bring two!

Truth be told, I love the Lord and I am a Christian or better yet a Christ follower. Not because I am good, but because I am not good. Because in my life I have known envy and jealousy so great it could choke a whale. I have known bitterness and a lack of forgiveness that are consuming. I have built up a pride that when toppled could crush me. I could go on.

Truth be told, it is the saving grace of God, the sacrifice of Jesus, and the merciful work of the Holy Spirit that cause transformation in me, that changes envy and jealousy into joy and gladness, bitterness and an unforgiving heart into a tender, forgiving heart and pride into humility.

Truth be told, though God is at work to change me, I, like all who call God Lord and proclaim to live for Him, am prone to mess it up. I fail to live out my faith as I want to, as I hope to, as I aught to. I wish it were not so!

Truth be told, life is a journey. I am a work in progress. God is patient. He knows I will mess up. He knows I want to live out my faith in a way that glorifies Him and He will not give up on the work He is doing in me.

Truth be told, my life may not be the perfect example I would have it to be, yet there are men, women, and children who give their lives to Jesus daily because it is not about me, it's about God's perfection! God's perfect love! God's perfect grace and mercy! God's promise of perfecting us in eternity with Him.

Truth be told, I am a mess. God alone is perfect and I need Him!


Romans 3:23-24  For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, being justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus.

Romans 4:7-8  Blessed are those whose lawless deeds are forgiven, and whose sins are covered; blessed is the man whom the Lord shall not impute sin.

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