Monday, September 5, 2011
Innocent – Not Me!
I watched as Mother was dividing the home made fudge into equal pieces for me and my two siblings.
I noticed she only placed two pieces on the napkins and so I asked mother, “Where is mine?
“You have already had yours!” she replied in her firmest voice.
I declare that my mother must have had eyes in the back of her head because she seemed to know everything.
I found out later that as she cut the fudge into pieces she had counted them. How she knew it was me, always baffled me and still does.
There it was sitting on the counter, the round pie plate had on its edge one small tiny slice of fudge that no one would ever notice if I tasted it. Yummy but it was good!!
Leave it to my mother, she noticed and my lesson was learned by having to do without.
There were many times when I had to be without something I needed because I had already spent my goods for something completely un-necessary. Life's lessons are often difficult.
Doing something when you think no one is looking may get you a prize for the moment, but the truth is, God is always watching and he takes notice of every (good or) sneaky thing we might do.
Mother was a great believer in the Scripture verse that said, “Be sure your sin will find you out.” She was always right and my sins were at all times discovered.
About that time in my life, I learned to keep short accounts with the Lord and others. Ask Forgiveness quickly from God and man, allowing nothing to fester until it worsens and begins to smell, but get it taken care of immediately. This brings sweet peace in your spirit.
My conscience was tender and still is, and thats what keeps me innocent.
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