Wednesday was one of those days where I found myself battling a crummy attitude. I got mad a couple of times at my husband over trivial, stupid things and was a little short tempered with the kids. I felt ashamed for the way I acted and realized I had two choices. I could either let the devil slap me around and tell me what a fine example of a Christian I had been or I could ask forgiveness of God and those I had offended. I’m thankful to have chosen the latter. Thinking about it all later, I wrote this little poem. What a gift we have in the ability to repent!
when I flop
not what it should be
and I feel the sharp sting
of knowing I have done wrong
satan tries hard to keep me down
but then, I know that my best option
is to come to God in true repentance.
I John 1:9(AMP) If we [freely] admit that we have sinned and confess our sins, He is faithful and just (true to His own nature and promises) and will forgive our sins [dismiss our lawlessness] and [continuously] cleanse us from all unrighteousness [everything not in conformity to His will in purpose, thought, and action].