Thursday, July 5, 2012

What A Way to Start My Day!

In responding to someone's email early this morning, I typed away. My fingers just flew across the keyboard.  I had experiences to share.

I typed and typed.

I read what I typed and reread it. It was good - it would drive the point home.

But...

With a smile on my face, I hit delete.

I erased all but a couple of opening sentences.

Love keeps no record of wrongs (I Corth. 13:5b) sprang through my thoughts. Oh, how I love The Word of God!

I have TRULY forgiven those traumatic, dramatic incidents I just shared with my friend. Truly. Not only forgiven, but have been healed by my Lord Jesus. By typing it out, I would be recording the wrongs.

As much as it would give her a broader picture of what I was explaining, when I was all finished and ready to hit send, I hit delete instead.

And I feel good. Real good.

Extravagant Love is at work in me. 

Because of Him and Unto Him,

11 comments:

Pam said...

I was just thinking about this the other day, how if we keep putting old hurts into words, it keeps them alive when what we really want is to have them under His covering and cast out to sea. This post makes me smile for you, Diane.

Diane Ronzino said...

I'm glad your smiling, Pam! And you are absolutely right!

Floyd said...

Okay, did you have to make me feel guilty today?

This is a great lesson and reminder for me to strive toward... Having to explain myself and win brings no honore to God at all... Thanks Diane.

Diane Ronzino said...

LOL. Floyd, I certainly am not trying to make you feel guilty. What was so awesome about this was today I was teaching on James 3 at Bible study. And I knew from James 3:1 that I am held much more accountable.

It was a test. And, for once, I passed! YEAH! I even shared it at the study. It brought understanding to them. Oh, thank You, LORD!

Lolita said...

Oh, Diane.

This echos so much. I am humbled and rebuked.

There were times when I thought I will write about hurts but God did not make me..... for there will be parties that would be involved and it would be retelling and renewing old wounds.

So what comes out of my "fingers to keys" are those glimpses of mirth and joy. I love those things, best recorded in our hearts and even in blog.

I have forgiven and that should be the death of those issues. Although scars would be manifested, they could blur down in time.

That is what Shelly of Redemption's Beauty and Pam... are telling about.... redeemed days!

God bless all those recipients of mercy and forgiveness.... from the Lord, from us.... for us.

Delete was the best way.

Diane Ronzino said...

Lolita, thanks for the encouraging words that I did the right thing.

I am so totally healed of those incidents - totally free - and I've totally forgiven. The Holy Spirit is so very personal and His prompting of that particular Scripture was to remind me to be a doer of the Word, because I am teaching the Book of James in Bible study.

I was able to hold my head up as I sat in the "teacher"s chair" yesterday.

Thank You, Holy Spirit!

joy said...

Well, it was God who is working through you. What a wonderful Father we have!

Diane Ronzino said...

Oh, Amen, Joy! AMEN!

Martha Herden said...

Diane-
The Teacher-what a glorious moment!
HE was BEAMING!!!!!!!!!

So am I!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

God's blessings for you as He enriches each class with HIS words.

God bless. Martha

Lolita said...

And keep that head high for the author of Grace that never stops amazing, and for love that continues to be a mystery.

I love you, D.

I am still singing "Your Grace Still Amazes Me" in my heart.

Praise our Father, who is so gracious and merciful. Alleluia!

Diane Ronzino said...

Halleluja!

I love you, my sisters! I'm so glad you - Martha and Lolita - are rejoicing with me.