As much as I wanted to write each day, I gave in to birthday socializing and going to bed early due to a head cold for the past few days, followed by frantically finishing the hubby’s home-made birthday gift, and taking care of a sick toddler (plus the ceaseless laundry that goes along with sick toddlers).
That doesn’t go to say I didn’t spend time reading and reflecting. I very much tried... but for some reason the more that I was determined to do things well this month, the more irritable and cantankerous I became! What had happened to me?!? I knew I was acting childish, and there was an obvious right decision or action that I simply refused to do!
Proverbs 31:11~12 says,
Her husband has full confidence in her and lacks nothing of value.
She brings him good and not harm all the days of her life.
Eish! Convicting. We are called to be trustworthy and act with kindness and grace. Before we can be good stewards, raise our children and take on other tasks, we need to act lovingly and be gracious to our husbands.
One of the definitions for the “good” that we should bring was:
Pleasant, Happy, Agreeable, Understanding, Kind, Beneficial, Bountiful, Prosperous, Becoming, Right, Moral
I’d like to personally add gracious to the list as well. As we can’t be forgiving, take the first steps, apologize or put other’s needs first if we don’t extend the grace that has so generously been given to us.
I think I’d better print these words out and post them where I can see them and not forget (the mirror?).
Ok, back to square one it seems, but I will not give up.