At church this morning the Lord revealed my sin in flashing lights. Anger. At times it stays contained and controlled in my heart. At other times it makes its nasty appearance and rules. Not okay. Not okay at all.
"Everyone (Mandy) should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to anger, for man's (Mandy's) anger does not bring about the righteous life that God desires." (James 1:19-20)
As soon as I got home, I wrote this verse on my bathroom mirror...big and in bold. And I can't tell you how often I prayed this back to the Lord today. Take my anger...I want that righteous life You desire for me. I don't want my kids to have to walk on eggshells...not knowing my current mood. This verse is now stored in my heart and will hopefully snuff the anger out.
Plus, just look at these sweet faces... How can I allow my anger to cause them angst?
Maybe I'll share the other revelation He laid on my heart later. This is a pretty vulnerable post for me.