"May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, oh Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer." ... Psalm 19:14
A week ago I arrived home from my supermarket and discovered the cashier hadn't used the hand-held scanner on the huge bag of birdseed in my cart-- so I'd not been charged for it.
Basically it felt like--until I righted this thing-- I'd be feeding our sparrows stolen birdseed.
So days later I returned to the store with my receipt and the upc cut from (another) birdseed bag and went to the customer service desk where I explained the situation then handed over my $10.87. As the young woman gave me my change she said, "Not many people would have done that." I just smiled and said, "Well, I've got to be able to live with myself." She chuckled and said, "Yeah."
Afterward I wondered if I should have thrown around the words 'Christian' or 'Jesus', but knowing me, I'd probably have blurted a whole blog post right there. So, most likely, my simple answer was best, given that I'm not quite over preaching sermonettes wherever I go. But I'm getting there. :)
Anyway, honesty matters. I know that for certain.
And it reminded me of The Dog Whisperer (everything reminds me of that show since I've practically turned it into a 3-week college course), for always Cesar points out that the energy we exude affects--not just dogs--but our lives.
I mean, how serious of a Christian would I be if I'm praying to move mountains yet feeding my birds stolen birdseed? Or believing for financial needs to be met, yet overspending?
Or how powerful is my message if I'm preaching, "Don't let fear torment you!", but living fearfully, myself? Or if I'm refusing to forgive, but believing God will bless me with joy anyway?
The true Christian life is more about being, rather than stringing together the perfect Bible verses, hoping they'll work, like magic.
My current prayer is that my energy comes from the Source of all honesty, peace, joy. And may I seek to be a simple conduit for all things beautiful from God's heart, for that kind of energy just might help change my world for the better, one person at a time.
"Behold, You desire truth in the inward parts: and in the hidden part you shall make me to know wisdom." ... Psalm 51:6
This morning I found another free (as of today) cozy mystery for my kindle cloud reader. Looks good! Find it here.
Oh, and any other fans out there of the old tv series, Boy Meets World? The cast recently had a reunion and in this article, the final scene of the series is shown. Wow, made me remember why I loved this show and how often it shook me up and brought tears to my eyes.