Quirks that Irk

Monday, October 11, 2010 — IDOK Devotion

Praying for These–to review, please click here.  Also you may want to review Notices Given for a detailed request for prayer for Bob and Vicki.

I am keenly aware this morning of imperfections — MINE and others. And this ONLY turns out good when I press on through it.

People have ways, people have quirks and from time to time or even often those ways and quirks can irk me.  You know what I mean?

And as I have been thinking along those lines, I determined in my ole Tennessee vernacular that I need to  ‘make allowances’ for them. That is when my beloved can see that I am occupied with important matters but he has thoughts that just have to find expression — so I listen. But do I listen sweetly?  That depends on whether or not I make allowances. It goes something like this.

If I’m not making allowances, he’s interrupting me.  He’s delaying me.  He’s intruding.  If I’m making allowances, he’s sharing his morning with me.  He’s opening up and giving me a gift from his heart and mind. And if I’m not waxing poetically, he’s just wanting to tell me something before he forgets it — how can I fault him for that when I KNOW how that is, oh so very well?!!

And what if I am talking and another interrupts me so that my contribution to the conversation is totally negated — passed off  and over while they go on with their thoughts and I’m left sitting in their verbal dust.  That is a crucial time for me.  I can think I am insignificant to them.  I can think they don’t like me.  I can think, ‘well, fine then; I just won’t say anything.’ I can think any one or all of those things.  And I have!  And I have suffered greatly because of it. Or I can make allowances for them and I can immediately, there in the dust of the conversation, find solace and wisdom in the ONE who made a HUGE allowance for me on the CROSS OF CALVARY.

JESUS paid it all, all to HIM I owe.  Sin had left a crimson stain, He washed it white as snow.

But you don’t have to ‘listen’ to me sing … here’s a YouTube.

Galatians 6 (King James Version) 2Bear ye one another’s burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ.

And so You did, LORD, so You did.  Thank You.  Thank You.

Holy hugs, kt