Have you ever wiggled your toes inside of your mouth? Now, doesn’t that sound a bit disgusting? Let me rephrase, have you ever said something or been involved in a conversation that you now regret? Maybe it was voicing juicy gossip, an unforgiven hurt, or an unspoken preference meant for someone else’s ears. Yep, I can relate to that today.
My grandma was a classic example of inserting her foot in her mouth and regretting it later–I too inherited the problem. She would blow surprises, announce secrets, and thought about what she said long after the fact. While it doesn’t happen as often as it used to, I admit I’m vulnerable to the disease as well.
Today, I’m praying a familiar prayer, “Lord, please place one hand on my shoulder and one hand over my mouth.”
God knew I’d struggle in this area. Boy, how I cherish His limitless grace! I guess it’s a good example of why I named my blog, “Splashing In God’s Grace,” because I need it daily! Do you ever feel a hunger for more of God’s grace?
Our personal weaknesses holds limitless opportunities for God’s grace to pour out. I believe He loves us–in spite of our sin struggles. Do you believe that today? Are you ready to trust Him with the good and the bad in your life? Are you ready to let the stones fall and allow Jesus to rewrite a new story for you?
“..but Jesus went to the Mount of Olives.
At dawn he appeared again in the temple courts, where all the people gathered around him, and he sat down to teach them. The teachers of the law and the Pharisees brought in a woman caught in adultery. They made her stand before the group and said to Jesus, “Teacher, this woman was caught in the act of adultery. In the Law Moses commanded us to stone such women. Now what do you say?” They were using this question as a trap, in order to have a basis for accusing him.
But Jesus bent down and started to write on the ground with his finger. When they kept on questioning him, he straightened up and said to them, “Let any one of you who is without sin be the first to throw a stone at her.” Again he stooped down and wrote on the ground.
At this, those who heard began to go away one at a time, the older ones first, until only Jesus was left, with the woman still standing there. 10 Jesus straightened up and asked her, “Woman, where are they? Has no one condemned you?”
“No one, sir,” she said.
“Then neither do I condemn you,” Jesus declared. “Go now and leave your life of sin.”
John 8:1-11 NIV