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Do we ever listen to ourselves?
Last night Richard and I were eating a burger in downtown D.C. when four teenaged girls walked in. One was angry. She jabbed her finger at a friend, using language that colored the air. She wasn’t mad at her friend. She was furious with a boy and we all heard every juicy detail.
An older guy who bussed tables in the restaurant walked up to her. He put his hand on her shoulder and whispered in her ear. She quieted down, at least for a few moments.
After the girls left, the man came to our table.
“Sorry ’bout that,” he said.
“She was pretty angry,” I replied.
He worked quietly, shaking his head. “Yeah,” he said. “I told her that she was far too beautiful and valuable to be shouting such ugly words.”
You know that moment where the Holy Spirit whispers something deep inside of you?
When an ordinary moment suddenly shouts truth?
What is our attitude saying to those who have no choice but to listen? #ComeWithMe #13thdisciple http://ctt.ec/BaWdk+
There are days I’m twisted up about something, and my attitude doesn’t reflect who I am at all. I wish I could say that a day like that only affects me, but it doesn’t work that way. My ingratitude/attitude spills on everyone within reach.
You are far too beautiful and valuable to me to be so ungrateful, Suzie.
Oh word, Lord. I hear you.
Today our revolutionary prayers will settle in those places where we feel the least thankful. Sounds a little crazy, but something powerful takes place when we do this.
Maybe you’ve been griping about your job. What if you thanked God for that job today?
Perhaps you’ve wrestled with an attitude regarding a waiting time. What if you thanked God for being with you while you wait?
What if you’ve been secretly griping about that loved one. What if you whispered thank you instead?
Whatever it is, find that place where you are shouting inside, maybe even coloring the air with your words or actions, and simply thank Him.
I don’t know what that looks like. I promise you this. If you ask the Holy Spirit to show you, he will.
I’ll be doing the same.
Happy Thanksgiving friends. I hope your day is amazing. If it’s not, I pray the God within you gives you peace that no one can steal.
Day 18 of 21 Days to Revolutionary Prayer
I understand that some of you are in hard places. I’m not asking you to pretend that it’s not hard, or to thank God for something as horrific as abuse. For most of us, that’s not where we struggle.
Many of us struggle with the little stuff. We struggle with discontent. We wrestle with wanting something more than what we have.
We may have fallen into a habit of ingratitude. That’s so easy to do, but thankfully it’s not hard to change. The more we thank Him in those least thankful places, the more we become “noticers.” We start to see the beauty in the ordinary, and it’s reflected in our words and attitude — which spills over into our relationships.
And we change. That’s revolutionary!
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