Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Are You Ready ? What Seasoning Are You Using?
As I was getting ready last night for my Thanksgiving preparations, God taught me a little lesson. I got both of my silver chests out to find two distinctly different situations. I opened my grandmothers box of very old silver and sadly discovered that it was severely tarnished. Then I opened my wedding silver and discovered that it was sparkly and new looking.
While doing this, I was thinking about all the people coming to my home and praying that they would be blessed and that I would be a blessing in any situation. Then the Lord sweetly showed me that we can be just like that silver....we can be ugly and tarnished on the inside or we can be shiney and sparkly.
"For out of the overflow of the heart the mouth speaks." Matthew 12:34b
I pray that as you prepare to either have family in your home or be a guest in another home that you prepare your heart and mind to be loving, kind and gracious. I pray that your words are seasoned with salt and that every precious child of God you come in contact with will be blessed by your encouraging attitude of love and grace and mercy. (even if they don't deserve it!)
"Be wise in the way you act toward outsiders, make the most of every opportunity. Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt so that you may know how to answer everyone." Colossians 4:5-6
To be quite honest sisters, I pray I'm not setting myself up for some terrible failure, but I know our Father wants us to be loving and kind in any situation. Lets have a wonderful holiday season and rejoice in all our blessings. Give Thanks To The Lord, For He is Good! His Love Endures Forever!