To the lady at the YMCA:

I am so sorry! I totally did not mean to steal your water just as you were about to go into your workout class…please forgive me. Yes, I stole something…and the worst thing is that it was such an accident. I had just come out of a tough spin class and had my hands too full to put on my hoodie (which I had to have since it was like a 10* wind chill) anyway, I set my phone and spiral memory verses down (memorizing Scripture during a work out really works) and these women were standing beside the counter waiting to go into a class. They were talking and I just used a bit of the counter behind them….then my phone rang and so I was talking and grabbing my things to get out of there..that’s when it happened. I grabbed your bottle of water and took it with me. (mine had already been downed during class) When i realized what had happened it was too late to run it back in and give it back (fortunately i didn’t drink it since you had already opened it)…soooo i am really sorry that you probably think you just lost your water and you may have even scheduled a check up to see how low your hormones are since you feel as if you lost your mind.

I feel bad about what happened and then I thought about how dangerous I can be when I get busy doing something. I apparently can inadvertently commit theft…hmmm you know how there are some things that you just know you have done wrong? sins that are glaring to not only you but the people around you. Well my little problem with the water made me wonder about any sins that i may not be noticing. Then I found these verses in my Scripture spiral:

Psalms 19:12-13 says “Who can discern his errors? Forgive my hidden faults. Keep your servant also from willful sins; may they not rule over me. Then will I be blameless, innocent of great transgression.

What a great reminder and challenge–to continually be looking below the surface to see what may be lurking in our lives and seeking cleansing from them all…..oh and be careful when you are around other people’s things!


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