" Holy Fire, burn away, my desire for anything,
that is not of you and is of me, I want more of you and less of me.
Fill me with You! With You Lord!"
We have been spinning our wheels over here for a long time.... one activity after the other....
I am so tired!
Unfortunately, when I get tired, I am not always the most loving, spirit filled, wife and mommy. Ugh! I hate that!
So, after no sleep again last night, I woke up and did my devotions. After spending some time in God's word, convicted, I might add, I decided to read "The Holy Experience." She is very deep and I feel like I am reading a devotional book when I read her. Anyway, at the bottom of the post is a quote from Amy Carmichael that cut deep to my marrow.
"If a sudden jar can cause me to speak an impatient unloving word, then I know nothing of Calvary love. For a cup brimful of sweet water cannot spill even one drop of bitter water, however suddenly jolted."
Ouch, that hurt! What I have been spilling over has not been "sweet water." I am often telling my children that there is no excuse for sin: ie: tired, hungry or sick... It seems as if the Lord is gently reminding me that there is no excuse for my sin as well.
I am so thankful that Jesus died for me on that cross at Calvary. I know when He was hanging there He was doing this for me 2000 years later. I am redeemed! I want to spill out His love when I am shaken.
Lord, please forgive me for unkind words that at times so easily spill out of me.
In the multitude of words sin is not lacking but he who restrains his lips is wise.