Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Getting Bitter or Better


We all go through times in our life that are tough – sometimes those periods are short and sometimes they seem to go on and on. During those times, how we react will play a major factor in how our family and homes flow. We can either get BITTER or look to God and make things BETTER. The choice really is ours.

James 3:10-11 Out of the same mouth proceedeth blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not so to be. Doth a fountain send forth at the same place sweet water and bitter?

We can’t have a home that has blessings AND cursings (bitterness) run through it and not have it affect those who see us. Bitterness will affect all it touches ~~ picture a child’s face when they bite into a lemon. They can’t hide that reaction – and we can’t hide bitterness in our hearts and not have it affect our family.

Is there something (no matter how little) that is causing you to be bitter? Get rid of the bitterness and let the sweet water of Christ flow through you and your home. Those sweet waters will make every season of your life more pleasant….even the difficult times.

1 comment:

apronstrings said...

Thanks Tami. I needed this reminder right now! this moment! And there it was!