Monday, August 17, 2009

1 Peter 4:8-11...AGAIN!!!

Sunday, when my pastor was reading 1 Peter 4;8-11, it stuck with me. I fell in love with the words and the message behind the words.

"Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers a multitude of sins. Offer hospitality to one another without grumbling. Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God's grace in various forms. If anyone speaks, he should do it as one speaking the very words of God. If anyone serves, he should do it with the strength that God provides, so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ."

I decided that this would be a passage I would like to memorize. Memorizing scripture is not my strong suit, although I know it is important, so I have been convicted over my lack of scripture memory. So I decided to write the verses out on an index card and take it to work today.

I had a very hard day. My allergies are acting up again, we were short staffed, it was a very chaotic MONDAY!!! At about 3:00p.m., my director walks in my room to ask me a question. I guess I answered in a rather cranky voice. (I was TIRED!!!) She looked over and saw my index card and proceeded to read it.

"Hmmm... are you putting into practice this verse you have written down?" (she had a teasing sparkle in her eye.)

"Yes." I replied.

"Are you sure about that, Ms Cranky?"

"Yep! I'm sure. I only have one more hour of work. I would have been cranky way before now if I hadn't read my verse over and over all day!!!" She walked away laughing.

The truth is, God knew my heart and He knew I was trying that day. I am totally in love with the verse that states "Love covers a multitude of sins."

Oh, and another lesson learned, make sure when you write out a verse, that it is a good one, for you never know who will stop and read it. (I saw at least three of my co-workers stop to read my verse today. ) You never know when God may touch someone's heart.


He & Me + 3 said...

That is awesome. So glad your coworkers read it.
My allergies are terrible too lately. Ugh

Sharon@JoyInTheTruth said...

"administering His grace" and "serving in His strength"....oh the peace in knowing it all comes from Him. By Him, we can then "speak the very words of God" "love" "serve" "use" etc.

This is a chock-full of truth verse for sure!

Wow...those index cards keep us accountable, hunh? Praying for your day today. I know His love and grace will shine through you!

Tami and Bobby Sisemore Family said...

Thanks for sharing this! I use to have index cards up at different places in the house with the Word on them and I NEED that in my life again right now, so thanks for the reminder! That is awesome that God can use your journey to encourage your coworkers too and draw you all closer to Him!


Andrea said...

"love each other deeply"...oh how we all need to be memorizing this...

Heart2Heart said...


Looks like you gift of writing down that verse to memorize served not only you but everyone who stopped by to read it. God is amazing how one simple act has reached out and touched more than one soul today.

Hope you are feeling much better and keeping you in our prayers today.

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

christy rose said...

Amen God's love covers all of our sin! And as we receive it, we can pass it along! Great post Mich