Okay I have to admit that there are really a lot of things that I don't know about. A LOT!! One thing that I have never learned is how to detect a good cantaloupe or watermelon. I have bought my share of really bad fruits. Now I obviously know not to buy it if it is mushy but beyond the "mushy meter" I just can't tell. I was at the store the other day and I saw a woman thump a cantaloupe. I watched closely as I thought this might be the day I find out the secrets to good fruit inspection. She thumped it with her fingers. I waited and saw her thump a few more than she carefully picked up the "Chosen" one. I still did not know what made that one better than the rest but I thought I would give it a try. After she walked away I scanned the area to make sure no one was around and I began thumping the canteloupes. Guess what? Nothing happened. I heard nothing, I saw nothing but any one that may have viewed my escapade would not have been the wiser. Because I thumped and nothing thumped back I decided I had the right one. Bought it went home and it was bad. I guess I will continue to seek out the answer to fruit inspection but I know one who is an expert on that and that is our Lord. When he thumps me I quickly know what is inside and so does everyone else. Do I complain and have a pitty party? Do I run to my phone rather than the throne? Or do I quietly tell the Lord that I will endure all that he has for me knowing that it will grow me closer to him and accept the trial gracefully. I am thinking about all of these answers and I would have to say that mostly I complain.
Forgive me Father. I know my inside doesn't always match my outside. I pray that next time you are doing "fruit inspections" I will "pass" and be worthy of a "Well done good and faithful servant."
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience. kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Galatians 6:22-23
Monday, July 16, 2007
Posted by Linda at 6:37 AM