Keep the Path Clear

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My day started okay,
get up, dressed, comb my hair, go into the kitchen

then a few words from an irritated spouse – SMACK!

Wow I didn’t see that coming.

Was the statement based on truth? yes
Should the truth have been taken care of earlier? yes

Problem — A spatula not washed.
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My response, keeping my mouth shut,
included
guilt for the neglected bath,
unbelief at the pettiness for not just washing it himself
the remembrance of times that I had taken care of things
beyond the knowledge of him
a huge why?
and a prayer “Lord, what do I do now?”

Forgive and be still
and put a watch before my lips
especially when something happens that pushes my irritation button.

It’s 6:00pm

Of course, now, the action and reaction seem so silly.

I am filled with thankfulness.
My words would have blown the irritation way out proportion.
My quietness saved the rest of the day.
I’m still working on – What do I need to learn?

Proverbs 31:26
She opens her mouth in [skillful and godly] wisdom,
And the teaching of kindness is on her tongue [giving counsel and instruction].AMP
resounded in my mind.

But when I looked up that scripture –
I read the next verse  –
if I had followed this one

Proverbs 31:27
She looks well to how things go in her household,
And does not eat the bread of idleness.AMP

The whole situation would never have happened.

Psalm 119:105
Your word is a lamp to my feet
And a light to my path. AMP

Dear Lord, Help me follow your light (Word) so I can keep the path clear for others. Amen

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