Why is it so difficult to do?
My husband and I are not perfect. We have way too many flaws. Maybe we have just enough faults to keep us aware that we are not perfect and keep us level headed. Even so, we could deal with being way more humble!
This morning we both got very upset over an extremely important matter. Was it a family tragedy? Was it overwhelming economic difficulty? Was it a terrible wrong that someone had dealt us? No, it was over the proper way to go about refinishing floors.
While I was pouting in my corner, God reminded me of all that I had to be grateful for. He reminded me of our lovely home, that we have reliable vehicles to drive, that we live in a peaceful and pleasant part of the country, and that we get the really fun and exciting career of being content creators.
It hit me like an F5 tornado. We are terrible ungrateful people! I sought out my husband and gave him a big hug though he returned with an unwilling start of a grin. “I still don’t like you.” he said. I knew that he did though.
We made up and agreed that we are horrible ingrates! Just the other evening we hosted a couple with a special needs child. We couldn’t imagine the sacrifice it took to raise a child that needs constant care. Those people are the kind of people that should be blessed, not us. It is times like this morning that remind me of Christ’s graciousness and forgiveness even to a sorry couple like us that doesn’t fully appreciate his goodness.
“Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they?” Matthew 6:26
Thank You Lord for forgiving us our sins and putting up with our silly hearts. May we always remember that You care for us and will see us through the good times and the bad times. Thank You for being there to remind us the reasons to be content and not waste time in this world because nothing here will last forever. Thank You for creating Heaven and a way to enjoy your presence for evermore. Amen.