Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Instant Replay

Yesterday, I spent the day with my precious daughter-in-law, precocious granddaughter and prince of a new grandson. I did a few things around the house that needed to be done and spent some time with the little ones. I always enjoy being with my kids.

I am so blessed with sweet family relationships. I have sat and listened to women complain about their daughters-in-laws and sometimes I would really like (not that I would) to hit them over the head and say "Are you kidding me? You didn't r-e-a-l-l-y do that, did you?" It's interesting how we booby trap ourselves by our words and actions, then wonder WHAT happened? Why am I being treated this way? What we need is to be able to do instant replays of our conversations and actions -- like the ones we see on the sports channels. I'm sure we would be quite shocked at what we saw and heard. As I've said before, life is not all about "me", it's about God. When we put Him first, all other relationships will fall into their appropriate places.

The Word of God has all the answers for us. We just need to take the time to search for them -- they are there. "Lord, help me to put your Word in my heart so that I might reflect you for your glory. Let my tongue be life to those around me -- not death."

Life at the parsonage ... in instant replay mode:)


annie's eyes said...

"Let our tongues be life to those around us" Amen. A good day with your family is a precious gift. Love, A

Bethany@MyLifeinBlack&White said...

I am SO blessed to have a wonderful mother-in-law. We daughters-in-law have to be careful to only build up family relationships, too. Thanks for this encouraging post!