I tell you, on the day of judgement people will give account for every careless word they speak.
– Matthew 12:36
Yikes… does this make anyone else nervous? I read this verse today with more attention than ever before, and I thought to myself, “After every other word out of my mouth should be “forgive me”, “I am sorry”, or “thank You”.”
Please pray for me, at the moment I am spiraling down a tunnel of annoyance at almost everything and my patient husband has to listen to a long list of things that annoyed me throughout the day most nights (I am pretty sure that I am annoying him). This is not my usual state of mind, I don’t like it, and I am sure I have spoken many careless, thoughtless, and inconsiderate words while stuck in the muck of my annoyance.
Thank You sweet Lord, thank you sweet friends and please forgive me.
I know Christmas is coming and we are preparing to celebrate His birth, but over the last few weeks all of my thoughts have been of Him in the garden of Gethsemane, suffering in agony to the point of sweating blood.
What was flashing through His mind in those moments? What could cause such great emotional pain that it transferred into physically sweating blood?
Maybe as He knelt there praying He had a moment of life flashing before His eyes. Instead of seeing His own life, He saw all of our lives flash before His eyes as His life. As He lived each of our lives in His mind, He saw every sin each of us has ever committed, but instead of seeing us He saw Himself committing these grievous, selfish, terrible acts.
He Himself bore our sins… – Peter 2:24
Thank You, forgive me, and I love You seem to be the only prayers that come to mind when I think of His agony.