OK, today I want to talk about being a Christian and what that means.
First of all, I am horrible at it.
I gossip, I swear (sometimes), I get envious, jealous, the whole nine yards.
I forget to pray everyday and I don't read the Word as often as I should.
Not to mention my penchant for Grateful Dead tunes.
It's lucky that God forgives me because otherwise I would be a complete wash at this stuff.
He has redeemed me so therefore I am saved and forgiven, but I know He's up there shaking his head.
"I gave her some great gifts and she insists on wearing a 'Guns Don't Kill People, Chuck Norris Kills People' shirt. What am I going to do with her?"
I'm sure the Lord cringes whenever I laugh at something inappropriate, and repeat it to all my friends.
And post it on this blog.
I volunteered at VBS this year, as you all know, and one of my co-workers said "She's an example of what NOT to do." He was joking of course, but it's true.
I try so hard, too. I get off on the right foot and then shift to the left foot almost immediately.
Why can't I just be a good girl? Why can't I shake off the filthiness of the flesh?
I start to pray and begin to think about this cute outfit at Target.
"Lord please help ... wow, I wonder if that cute dress is still there ... "
Also, I can't love people like Jesus does.
Someone annoys me and then I'm off. Before you know it, there's a torrent of insults pouring out of my mouth like a dam has broken.
"Who does she think she is?? She's just a .... " You know the rest, next thing ya know I'm putting down their momma.
I think sometimes I forget that I'm supposed to be a light to the world, a witness to the Christian faith. If anyone saw me in action, they would probably think that Christians of full of crap.
I hope you don't think less of me because I confided in you about this, but it's bugging me.
So today, please pray for me to humble, not to swear, even when I have to wait at a red light, not to gossip, even if someone really irritates me and pray like I should.
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Enjoy it and don't forget to the leave the looooooooooovvvvvvve baby.
Once again my blog hates me so no photos of stuff today. GRRR.