A heavy snowstorm slammed Louisville one winter evening when our clothes needed to be washed. Carol wanted to first watch a movie before tackling the washing chores, but I didn’t. She begged me to wait, but I shook my head, trudging back and forth to the laundry through the storm and its seven inches of snow.
Each time I returned to the cozy comfort of the room, there she sat on the bed, enjoying herself, eating popcorn, and watching the movie. But good old Larry, slave and martyr for the Holy Cause, kept on kicking the can down the road.
The movie ended at the same time I finished. Carol looked at me.
“Honey, did the Lord speak to you while you were washing clothes?” she said.
“No, but the devil did.”
“Yes, and to be honest with you, not everything he says is an untruth.”
“That’s right! He told me I would always have to be your slave, doing the hard labor while you watched movies and took it easy. I think he’s right on the money, honey.”
This incident ended up being another opportune time for me to repent of my attitudes toward my wife.
(The above is an excerpt from my memoir, The Hunt for Larry Who, Amazon eBook, © 2014 by Larry Nevenhoven)
Today, I prayed:
Lord, I pray we American believers walk in humility, gentleness, and patience, bearing with one another in love, and eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. If we have a complaints against other people, I pray we forgive them as the Lord has forgiven us. (Based on Ephesians 4:2-3 and Colossians 3:13)
What do you think and has the Lord spoken to you?
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