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Monday, December 22nd 2008

10:10 AM

When Tempers Flare

Have you squeezed yourself into a corner with your Christmas festivities?  As I was getting the turkey to the oven for our staff party, I kept thinking, “Why didn’t I get up earlier?”   “Why didn’t I go to bed sooner last night?”  “Why didn’t I…”

Oh, it makes me feel so grumpy to find myself in a rush.  And then I yell at my kids. 

Jesus said, "Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light."  Matthew 11:28-30                           

His yoke is righteousness by faith, not works.  He knows we want things to be nice.  But He also wants us to rely on Him for our inner peace.  He can give us a calm and gentle spirit in spite of the frenzy.

Lord, may Your righteousness replace my inclination to snap at my family today.  Thank You!


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