I’ve been overwhelmed these past 30 days by all of the passionate Jesus-following women who have joined me in this 40 Day Sugar-Fast. Katie Reid is just one of the gals who has kept me accountable by sharing with me how The Lord is teaching her as she cuts out sweets, that she might fully grab hold the sweetness of life in Christ!
Many of our conversations, this past sugar-free month, have surprisingly had more to do with other addictions than sugar. Together we’ve realized that God has gently grieved both our hearts over similar things – unhealthy relationships with social media and perfectionism.
Katie recently confessed to me how The Lord has helped her to understand that perfectionism can lead to anger. And so today, Katie graciously accepted my invitation to join me on the orange couch, and share with us all what the Lord is speaking to her regarding a woman’s anger and God’s Kindness.
I sink down low
What sinks in eventually shoots out
“Anger. I had buried it in order to cope and move on. But deep in the heart soil it had sent out roots of something a little too close to hatred”(Dragons and Dirt, by Dalene Reyburn, pg. 70).
Sinking deep in the heart soil
“Then the LORD said to Cain, ‘Why are you angry? And why has your countenance fallen? If you do well, will not your countenance be lifted up? And if you do not do well, sin is crouching at the door; and its desire is for you, but you must master it. And Cain told Abel his brother. And it came about when they were in the field, that Cain rose up against Abel his brother and killed him” (Genesis 4:6-8).
Let that sink in
Back to the sink we go
“His kindness is intended to lead (us) to repentance.” (Romans 2:4b)
Tears of gratitude that can fill a sink
Let’s sink down to our knees and pray:
Katie M. Reid is the Tightly Wound Woman, a recovering perfectionist who fumbles to receive and extend grace in everyday moments. She delights in her hubby and four children and their life in ministry. Studying God’s Word, singing/songwriting, speaking, writing, photography and cut-to-the-chase conversations are a few of her favorite things.
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