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I'm sitting at the kitchen table this morning, and I'm all Lord, make me an instrument of Thy love. Let no sin take dominion over me. And then I open my Bible to Psalm 19: 14:
"Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in Your sight, O Lord, my Strength and my Redeemer."
I am well acquainted with this Psalm due to the fact that I have a propensity for speaking my mind. Some days this is considered to be a bold attribute, however, when I lack prudence there is another word for it.
This is the passage that slayed me lovingly pierced my heart: Verses 12 and 13.
"Who can understand his errors? Cleanse me from secret faults. Keep back Your servant also from presumptuous sins; Let them have no dominion over me. Then I shall be blameless, And I shall be innocent of great transgressions" (Psalm 19: 12-14).
It occurred to me that when I am blind to my own errors, what color is the sky in a world where I think for half a second that I have a right to point anyone elses's errors in judgment.
Yikes! Ash Wednesday is around the corner.
When the cross traced on my forehead smears as the day progresses (who am I kidding-before I've made it back to the pew) let it be known to non-Catholics that I do not have a massive bruise--unless you count the one on my pesky ego.
Published on Friday, February 25, 2022 @ 11:30 AM CDT
Today, we wrap the three-week series Behind Closed Doors, with a gentle heart's cry for lasting change in the inner-man (or in our case inner-woman):
Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ, prayed that the eyes of our hearts would be enlightened, and we would receive the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Christ. My eyes have indeed been opened throughout this series. What I see about myself hurts. I invite your unfailing love into the core of my pain. Free me from harmful reactions to the harmful acts that were once inflicted upon me. In faith, I receive the grace to yield to the pace you have set for this journey. For you are with me every step of the way. May my life bear faithful witness to the promise that where your spirit resides there is liberty. Amen.
You will show me the path of life; in your presence there if fullness of joy; in your right hand are pleasures for evermore (Psalm 16:11).
The peace of Christ be with you always. We do not walk alone,
Published on Tuesday, November 13, 2018 @ 11:27 AM CDT