We Become Like Who We Hang Out With-WOW Rewind from Coffee Hour @ Chicklit Power

Welcome to Coffee Hour @ Chicklit Power and thanks for joining us for a little break today. If this is your first time, we’re doing a little scripture application comparison from last year to this year. Grab your coffee and come on in.:)

Where were we? Oh, yeah, the next part is a doozy! 🙂 It says “– nor sits in the seat of the scornful.” And in good old fashioned English – and please know that I’m speaking to myself as well as to any of you out there who read this – this is saying get off your high horse and get rid of the critical spirit! 🙂 Ouch… Anybody hurting from that sting? I am! 🙂

So it’s no secret that I’m having some growing pains in this area right now as I learn how to live peacefully, not critically, with my stepson who has been back home for almost six months now, and as of New Year’s Day, our little two-year-old grandson. 🙂 🙁 🙂

Oh, I’ve looked back over the first couple of months when our son moved back home and I can’t believe how quickly that critical spirit just jumped right back into my heart and head and tried to take up residency. I feel as though I am constantly fighting to keep it away. 🙁

I just had a thought that tickled my heart which compares then to now. Last year I was learning that I needed more than one dose of Him a day and I can’t help but marvel at the reality of the necessity of that in my life at this moment, one year later.

Now I’m learning to lean less on myself and more on Him, which is requiring of me an attitude of surrender that doesn’t just get filled up in the morning, but I’m gladly humbled to say that I now need an hour by hour prescription, refill, aka, an attitude adjustment to insure that the critical spirit stays away.

The only way we can stay off the seat of the scornful and off our high horse is to depend less on ourselves and more on Him! When I try to even think about all that I think needs to be done for the day, I can become one critical crazy chick to anyone or anything that gets in my way; and that’s so contradictory to my testimony. Oh, Father, help me not contradict Your work in me so You can continue to work through me!

Prayerfully,

Evinda

 

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One Response to “We Become Like Who We Hang Out With-WOW Rewind from Coffee Hour @ Chicklit Power”

  1. Jan Bachelor says:

    Okay, I am laughing again! I think all of us can identify with the stuff you are dealing with at this point in your life. That little rebel spirit that we have inside always wants to climb the rungs to sit on that horse a long with you. We just have different levels of what sets a fire in our panties. Could be any little splinter that would not bother another, but ignites that little pyre just waiting for the right spark. No wonder God referred to Hell as being a fire!!