The Leap of a Contrite Heart                                                                                                                                February 29, 2012

“29”- The number 29 is Prime and although insignificant any other year, this date signifies the machinations of man. Few people know that adding an extra day in February every four  years is a scientific way to balance out the seasons. Isn’t it amazing the way we try so hard to control the things we really cannot change? It is just plain old silly! I am not without my own personal “machinations”. Only GOD knows how hard I struggle to believe that I am all that and a bag of hot chips. I, like my distant great-grandma Eve, believe I know what is best for me and I am also known to advise others as to what is best for them. Oh the temerity of it all! I am a sister whose opinion does not wait on leap year to be expressed. A work in progress and so I blog.   Holy Spirit opened my eyes a few years ago with this little tidbit:

“A continual dripping on a very rainy day And a contentious woman are alike;

Whoever restrains her restrains the wind, And grasps oil with his right hand.” Proverbs 27:15-16

            Of course He was only pointing that out so I could share it with a friend. The same friend I prayed for right after I prayed for my own wisdom and clarity. Okay so I submit. That verse was on that day and on every day since, just for me.  But if I will not submit to the will of GOD Almighty today, how will I stand to live with Him in Glory for eternity? Not to mention that His perfect WORD leaves me speechless when I read –

“Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman

who fears the Lord is to be praised.” Proverbs 31: 30

            It is a leap for me today to settle down and hold my contentions close in my heart, pondering it all like dear sweet Mary (Luke 2:19).  An attitude adjustment and gravity check are in order; More of Thee and less of me Dear LORD. The role models set apart for me in GOD’s WORD are wondrous and plentiful. Praise GOD, perhaps, if I stop dripping, I will someday be a role model set apart too! Until then, we blog !

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