- Psalm 51
I had a big learning moment this week. Today, I woke up and was immediately distracted by things of this world and spent my time filling up the desires of my flesh instead of spending time with Jesus. I quickly became irritable, selfish, and negative. This led to a heap of disappointment and anger from unmet (and irrational) expectations I placed on others. I lashed out at my husband and, frankly, threw a temper tantrum. 🤦🏻♀️
Shortly after showing off my ugly side, Zach gently asked me if I’d spent time with the Lord today. The answer was no. While I knew I needed to do this, the distractions of the world continued to pile up. All the anger and frustration turned into anxiety over incomplete tasks. Distraction after distraction....
After many urgings from him to hang out with Jesus, I finally did. And it was REFRESHING. I was trying to accomplish things out of my own strength and earthly means when in reality, I can only do anything out of His strength. I repented to Jesus, Zach, and another person I held hostility and bitterness against. And guess what? Jesus showed me His unrelenting grace. He’s so good, guys. He gives me what I don’t deserve.
Long-story-short, He redeemed my day from my own wretched mess and filled it with His beauty. Without Jesus, we produce filthy rags, at best. With Jesus, He redeems the mess and empowers us to do infinitely more than we could imagine. Praise God for redeeming this hot mess. 🙌🏽
Rachel & the Amick's