I was thinking on a craft class I had done not long ago in my mind's eye.
Seeing the ladies at the class who knew how to do floral, they went ahead of the others, became rude, and a bit rowdy, talkative thinking there was nothing there for them to learn since they knew more than a beginner's class, not thinking of the others or me, because they knew how to do what was being done.
It made the class less seemly.
I know I do that, too.
What a lovely thought for my day, and what a wonderful sign that makes! Make yourself less that other might be more!
I love doing small signs and I love having something come to my heart from the Lord to share and put on the signs I make.
And to write on my own heart.
This should help me to balance when I am out of order and help me to make myself less. Especially in spiritual matters.
If I think I know alot about something, and put myself forward, in an unseemly manner without thinking of others, it is just like the ladies who behaved unseemly at the floral class.
They felt they knew more, and rather than being in the class in love and caring for those learning they wanted to show off with what they knew and run ahead at the expense of the class.
And the whole class suffered for it. It was disorderly. Just because of three ladies wanting to show themselves to be more.
I need this admonition in my life. I need the balance that cuts me back in love's tenderness. To care more for others than myself.