I should have read these verses before I rolled out of bed! Normally, I’m up before my husband in the morning. I give myself time to read the Bible, write in my journal and drink at least two big cups of coffee before I get him up. I am then centered, feeling very “spiritual.”
Today, he was up earlier due to his work and before I even got out of bed I was told I did something wrong. I reacted within and needed to justify myself. Then, it just got worse. Thankfully, since we’ve been married for about 17 years so this tiff died quickly. Actually, it didn't exist anywhere except in me. didn’t go anywhere.
But man, if I had had my inner radar on I could have realized I was in the flesh rather than the Spirit. The flesh is always there ready to pounce when aren’t living purposefully.
Thankfully also I've been walking with God for a while and prayed about my heart softening (even though I didn't want it to). And then I picked up a card I got from James Robison telling me about all the starving kids his ministry feeds and the ones who still need to be helped.
This got my perspective back to where it should be, reminded me what was important (and it wasn't my little flesh-rising up attitude).
So, Friends, has this ever happened to you?