August 09, 2009

A Thankful Heart-A Tender Heart

So many times over many years I have asked God: "Give me a thankful heart, a tender heart." It's a good thing to long for, to desire.

Let's assume I now have a thankful heart.

Question: What is satan going to use now to tempt, distract & possibly defeat me?
Answer: That Thankful Heart!

Question: And how does he do that?
Answer: By introducing me to discontentment and that ugly thing we call Envy, Reminding me of all the places I have never been, things I could never do and will not do in the remaining years of my life. He runs the slide show and I whine inside. Knowing the source of this attitude does not necessarily make it go away.

Summary/Cautionary Note: A Heads up when you think you have arrived-and you now have that noble Godly trait you have long prayed to have.

The lessons of life, it seems they never end.
I do pray I will continue to accept with grace His molding and shaping- His teaching.

My intent is not to ruin someone's day with this post. My intent is to peel away layers of pretense and find honesty ..and figure out what to do with that discovery. Yes, I guess you might say that I like a challenge.

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