You know, God’s got an ironic sense of humor. It’s funny what methods he chooses to get his point across. Yesterday he even used Facebook. Yes, Facebook.
It’s how I learned of JJ Heller yesterday, for example. Who has turned into one of two favorite Christian artists (the other is Jill Phillips). I have probably spent too much time looking up her videos of her songs on YouTube for the past two days. But her music has really been speaking to me lately.
Also yesterday, I was in a bit of a cranky mood towards one person I know. I’ve not been too thrilled with some of our interactions lately. A part of this is that I’ve gotten older and more assured in myself in recent years, I’ve become more aware of how these interactions have shaped my self-view and therefore affected my actions and behavior. I’ve gotten more open to speaking up and speaking out. Of course this was all completely unbeknownst to her, and pretty much just a cranky monologue going on in my head. I’m sure you know exactly what I’m talking about.
And yes, you guessed it, last night on Facebook, God decided to strike again.
I’m a fan of “The Bible” on Facebook, and last night, this verse was posted: “Don’t use foul or abusive language. Let everything you say be good and helpful, so that your words will be an encouragement to those who hear them. Get rid of all bitterness, rage, anger, harsh words, and slander, as well as all types of evil behavior. (Eph 4:29,31)”
Umm, yeah, God, I hear you. I need to clean up my mouth and my behavior and the nasty monologue running in my head. Certainly what was going through my noggin’ was not encouragement for anyone – even if it was only me hearing it. And that self-talk only continually feeds on itself until it explodes into a big, nasty, hairy monster.
And if that’s not enough for you, this morning I opened up the daily devotional email I received from Girlfriends in God. And this week’s them is on the Proverbs 31 Woman. Ha! I think God’s trying to tackle me from all angles right at the moment! But I’ll talk more about the message of that devotional later on.