Susan Rodgers

Thursday, May 07, 2009

Journal Entry 8 May 2009

I feel like I have been doing jet lag with Ben — awake when he’s awake, napping when he naps. :-)

James 5:9
“Brothers, do not complain about one another, so that you will not be judged. Look! The judge stands at the door!”

Ugh. Convicted. God, please forgive me. Help me not complain about anyone—from my precious kids to the kombi drivers. I sort of lost it yesterday. I didn’t flip the dude off, but I became horribly offended and didn’t let him cut me off. I’m tempted to elaborate, but even to this the Holy Spirit says “no.”

He told me to view the difficult experiences while out in the world as opportunities to show mercy. Wow. To practice showing mercy. To not have an offended spirit while practicing showing mercy.

Praise Him!

It’s amazing how much just considering this lifts my spirit.

God, please give me wisdom. Please fill my heart with sincere love and compassion for everyone, especially for those who can be challenging for me to love.

I love asking You for stuff like this, because I know it’s in Your will! I believe You’ll do this miracle in my heart! Thanks in advance, Lord!