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Topic: Staff (01/31/13)
TITLE: A Record Of Wrongs
By Connie K Cameron
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My husband, Mark, and I were arguing, I was growing tired of the argument so I prayed, “God, tell me how to end this argument.” I got a strong feeling to just let it go. So I went to Mark and I said I was sorry. He accepted my apology, but I just felt that things weren’t right. We were still being cold to each other. I didn’t know what to do so again, I prayed for Gods help. I got an answer that I wasn’t expecting and I just didn’t see how it would change anything.
I had been keeping a diary. Actually it more like a record of wrongs. I told myself that I needed it to show Mark all the things that I felt he was doing wrong. Then God spoke to me, “ Get rid of the diary” But stubborn me, I couldn’t see how that would change anything., but the next morning I did tear up the diary and I threw it in the trash.
In Exodus, the Israelites were arguing with Moses. They accused Moses of leading them into the desert so that they would die of thirst; they had no water. Moses called out to God. God told Moses to take his staff and hit a certain rock with it. In Exodus 17:6 God said, “I will stand there before you by the Rock of Horeb. Strike the rock, and water will come out of it for the people to drink.” Moses struck the rock and water flowed out.
In my case, A half an hour later, Mark came to me and asked, sweetly, “Can we start over.” Wow! We forgave each other and decided to recommit to each other and build a stronger relationship.
Tearing up some papers didn’t seem like an answer, to me, and I’m sure before Moses hit that rock he wasn’t sure what to expect either. I thought that I had to be in control and that I had to show Mark a thing or two. But being obedient to God was more important than being right. And to my surprise, God worked fast and perfectly.
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