GRACE Lesson #6

I'm sorry, but at this point, I am starting to just crack up at the irony of everything.  I mean really, it's hysterical isn't it? The car headlight is out (but my light's been out or flickering for years! ROFLOL)  and it has begun to snow.  HOWEVER, PRAISE GOD they are here with the furnace as I type putting it in.   Truck is still nowhere near fixed and now what we thought was the problem, isn't. Hubby still dealing with his shingles, Thrs step-father will have biopsy on throat cancer to find out what is what stage & what to do, I am having sympathy pregnancy issues (nausea & heartburn) with my daughter, but all in all, I am so blessed. Well, bet you are wondering about the closet God found yesterday.  Since the GRACE Lessons have begun and continue, I might add, I found out what was in the closet, in part this morning.  Honest, peeps, I really had no idea as I try to really keep in touch with myself and deal a straight deal.  Well, teenage son (that alone is a lesson in grace, yes? ROFLOL) got up this AM barking at me and that ain't something you do to a short Irish gal who hasn't had enough coffee and certainly not first thing in the AM if you don't expect a fight back.  Yep, gave him a good talking to and then went to get coffee & listen to Joyce Meyers.  Guess what she taught on....yep, offense and not to take offense.  OUCH! OUCH! OUCH!  God showed me really quickly that I had not handled the situation properly with teenage son.  Did he need correction?  Absolutely as disrespect is not acceptable.  Did he need railed on? Nope.  So, after my repenting to the Lord for my wrong, thanking Him for showing me, I now know that I must apologize to my teenage son this evening after school and CORRECTLY go about correcting his attitude & behavior.   So, it would appear that on the lessons of faith, patience, and trust, God will now be adding items from the closet He showed me in my heart and that so far has uncovered:1- Taking offense easily and we are not to take OFFENSE as this steals our Peace.2- Keeping my peace by keeping my calm when I could CHOOSE TO BE OFFENDED.3- Handling those who are offensive with gentleness, firmness & love. Yep, gonna be a big test a comin' I think.  Seeing as how I failed the POP quiz this AM or maybe that wasn't a pop quiz as much as God throwing out the first thing He found in my little dark closet of my heart. I know the other is the knowing the difference between seeking JUSTICE which God says we are to do for those treated unjustly and seeking VENGEANCE with ANGER & MALICE & BITTERNESS & REVENGE.  Who knew that junk was in my little heart's closet?  My heavenly Father, and He also knows it can eat up my soul like cancer can a body....ever growing and getting bigger, uglier and manifesting at every opportunity.  Not a good witness for Him so it must be made GONE! Stay tuned.....it's gonna be fun, hard, and a whippee season when I've learned and had the junk removed. As dross from silver......