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The Towel

When Cindy and I got married, I had re-learned a very nasty habit that I had first learned as a kid. 

See, I grew up as the only boy in my family.  So my mom did some very bad things for me.  Among them is that she would pick up after me.  Especially my towel…after I had showered. 

As a kid, I’d get out of the shower and wherever I was when my body got sufficiently dry— is where I’d drop my towel.  Cuz subconsciously I knew that Mom would hang it back up for me. 

Well I had re-learned that stupid habit.  And I can still remember the first and only time I dried off and tossed my towel in the corner. 

Cindy, a few minutes later said, “Hey Steve!” 

So I’d come in, and she said, “What’s this?”

And I said, “It’s a towel.”

So she said, “Okay, what we’re gonna do is we’re gonna hang the towel on this bar-thingie.  It’s called a towel rack.”

I’m thinking, “Well, if you knew it was a towel all along, why’d you ask me what it is?”  But I didn’t say that.  Instead, I tried really hard to just look confused. 

But from that day on, I never did get out of the shower without hanging up my towel.  Even on days when I was mad at her, I didn’t go, “You know what?  You’re kinda getting’ on my nerves.  So…thrump.” 

That never did happen.  In fact, I’ve had the bathroom all to myself for over a year now.  But you know what?  It has never once crossed my mind that I can now regress back to my ugly old habits.  In fact, not a day has passed…that I haven’t hung my towel on our towel rack. 

I don’t do it for me.  If it was only about me, I’d wait for washer load of ‘em to pile up!  Cuz then I only have to handle ‘em one time! 

Good time management.

No, I do it out of love for Cindy. 

 

In that same way, I don’t do what I do so that I will please God or come to know God better.  I know God— His character and His person– and because I wanna live a life that’s worthy, I know Him so that I can be more like Him. 

And that’s another slice out of the book of Colossians. 
This is an exerpt from "Pre-Qualifed and Approved". For more, log on to thecrossroadsaz.com

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