Saturday, March 27, 2010

Outward Adornment

As I was getting ready for work the other day, I decided to wear my cross necklace.  A friend bought it for me for my birthday a couple of years ago.  Peyton wore a cross.  I think about him even more when I wear mine.

As I was putting it on, I wondered if my Christianity was big enough to support the symbol around my neck.  I’ve been working long hours and so has everyone else around the office.  It can get tense quick and I’ve been guilty of letting my humanity show too much.  I said, “Yes Lord, I will wear it and I will act like You are with me (because He is).”

I got to my office very early.  I hadn’t been there 30 minutes when someone comes into my office.  I’m thinking “great! what do they want ALREADY?!?!?”  They start telling me all kinds of stuff that I don’t want to deal with at the moment; I have my own stuff to take care of.  I can feel the bad attitude rising up.  Then they stop and say,  “That sure is a pretty necklace you are wearing.”

I smiled, listened to the person, handled it and had a very good day ALL DAY.

Thank you Lord for using anything and everything to show me You are with me.   I am More than a Conqueror.


Kelley said...

I have had days like the myself. I can tell when my attitude changes. I am a work in progress. I am glad God never gives up on me.

dar said...

What a great illustration of how we are to ' put on the Lord Jesus'! Great post, Beck!

MarshaMarshaMarsha said...

yikes. how often do i stop myself and have to remember self control? how often have i had to apologize after the fact. too many to count!