Saturday, November 20, 2010

Day Twenty. Bitter, table for one.

30-Day Husband Encouragement Challenge for Wives


"And be kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, just as God in Christ also forgave you." Ephesians 4:32

The end of 1 Corinthians 13:5 says that love "keeps no record of wrongs."

I am not so good at this.

Not only do I keep records of wrongs, I'm bad at it -- I don't even remember specifics.  I'll get all upset and blow up, rambling about things that were probably resolved months prior without being able to say why I was angry in the first place.

BRILLIANT.

The bottom line is the end of that verse in Ephesians -- just as God in Christ forgave ME.  All the ugliness in my heart and the sins against Him, and Christ died for me.  And He doesn't hold that against me.  He doesn't bring it up again and again.

And neither should I.

Especially not with The Husband, the person I'm supposed to love more than anyone else on the earth.

And further, bitterness is just plain ugly.

My dear Husband, I am so sorry for the times I have brought up the past, the things we've long since resolved.  Thank YOU for not doing that to me.  Thank you for forgiving me and for letting things go.  Thank you for striving to be kind and tenderhearted to me.  I've noticed.  And I love you for it.

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2 comments:

Kelly L said...

WOW - just made me look in the mirror and I did not like what I saw.. I hold on to anger and bitterness and many times I forget what I was mad about to begin with.

Thank you
Kelly
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MiMi said...

Uh oh. This is another one that gets me. Knock it off, woman! lol