Lazaroo – Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Dec 15, 2010 I Lazaroo.


Pray the words of this Lazaroo aloud, in the humility that comes from self-awareness:

“Who can endure his fierce anger?”
(Nahum 1:6)

I’m so glad You’re slow to get angry, Jesus.

Really slow.

Because if You were as quick to anger as I am

I wouldn’t stand a chance.

If You ever unleashed the full heat of Your anger against me

I wouldn’t be able to endure it.
I’d be reduced to a charred cinder.

Since I’ve received such mercy

please help me extend this same mercy to others.

Who do I think I am –

going off on other people
as though I have some kind of right
to be treated better?

How easily I forget

what I really deserve.

Every time I step up on my soapbox of anger, Holy Spirit…
every time I start to puff up with some haughty version
of self-righteous anger

instantly remind me of what I have coming

before You are forced

to give it to me.

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Exodus 34:6-7; Numbers 14:18; Nehemiah 9:17-18; Psalms 86:14-15; Psalms 103:8-14; Psalms 145:8-9; Joel 2:12-14; Jonah 4:2-4; Nahum 1:3; Matthew 18:23-35; Hebrews 10:26-31

What is Lazaroo?

Take Me Deeper

Scripture taken from the HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®. NIV®. Copyright© 1973, 1978, 1984 by International Bible Society. Used by permission of Zondervan. All rights reserved.

One response so far.

  1. Paul Says:

    Yes yes yes…how can I be so self-centered sometimes. Forgive me Lord.

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