Saturday, July 11, 2015
3 simple phrases change everything
so Paul continues to amuse me with his bossiness. today he actually calls the crew together and says "you should have listened to me..." but he must have had some charisma, because the commander didn't let the soldiers kill the prisoners because he wanted to save Paul.
but what i wanted to talk about today was something that struck me from the OT reading and the Psalm. you see the contrast between Saul and David... both messed up, but David did something important, and Saul refused to. David said the three phrases that heal relationships. i've noticed that these phrases are very important in my life. i have a friend who can sometimes be difficult. but she is really good at saying (and meaning) "I'm sorry. Thank you. I love you." and when she says that, it heals our friendship.
i realize that i can be that way with God. i can be difficult. i mess up over and over. i do the same stupid things out of selfishness and stupidity. but when i say "I'm sorry. Thank you. I love you." it heals my relationship with Him.
the Psalm reflects this, in saying "thank you" and "i love you", just in other words.
you might notice that the picture above also includes "please forgive me". but to me, that phrase is just part of "i'm sorry".
God, You know i need to say these things to You daily. and so i do. i'm sorry. thank You. i love You.