244 – I Choked the Word in the Christmas Rush
December 22, 1986
I’m glad I wrote on Dec 1 and Dec 2 all of our prayer requests. I see that God is answering prayers. Thank You, Father.
I was awful for 3 days. Finally today, as I address last package that we had to take to UPS—it broke! Whatever was on me, oppressing me, from the stress of Christmas duties is gone.
Included in my overwhelming feelings were female issues, stress of getting presents purchased and wrapped, finishing our craft projects, packages prepared for mailing. I also ate a few sugar cookies and some licorice—bad. Totally worked against me.
Dan prayed, Karen called, God moved.
I read in a book by Ruth H. Calkins: “God, I resign!” “–Good, You’re Promoted!”
I resign, Lord. But I want kindness and patience NOW! (I said as I threw a tantrum)(not really)
Going to my Bible to get the Word back into me:
Love is patient, love is kind. 1 Corinthians 13:4.
… love covers all transgressions. Proverbs 10:12
And we urge you brethren, admonish the unruly, encourage the fainthearted, help the weak, be patient with all men. 1 Thessalonians 5:1
Above all keep fervent in your love for one another, because love covers a multitude of sins. 1 Peter 4:8