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
My response, keeping my mouth shut,
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.
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?
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
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.
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