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Monday, February 05, 2007

February 5, 2007

Verse of the Day:
“For the word of the LORD is right and true; he is faithful in all he does. The LORD loves righteousness and justice; the earth is full of his unfailing love.” (Psalm 33:4-5)

I've been reading The Excellent Wife by Martha Peace and the biggest conviction I have so far after reading the first 5 chapters is that I need to change the attitude in my heart. For the past few weeks now I have been grumbling against the Lord about the place in life He put me and as a result, my heart has been hardened against doing what is pleasing to Him. My husband has received the brunt of this hardness through my quick temper. Yet, I am thankful for God's faithfulness in keeping me and He has convicted me to "take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ" (2 Corinthians 10:5b, NIV). So I am working on fleeing from my sin of anger and running towards kindness and patience. This is such a difficult challenge, but I know God's faithful to help me with his power and strength.

Anyway, today was such a true test of this patience. DearDaughter was very clingy and would give me a tantrum every time I set her down. In addition, today is my grocery day and DearDaughter and I had to go out in the bitter cold. My patience was challenged to the highest degree, but praise God, I did not lose it with DearDaughter. I was on the verge of losing it when DearHusband came home and we began to argue a bit, but the Lord was able to help me hold my temper.

Today as I was changing DearDaughter's diaper, a sermon was being preached on the Christian radio station. The subject was on "Finding the Will of God". I memorized the quote, however, I have now forgotten it, but the jist of this quote was:
You don't find the will of God to do it, instead you become the will of God. God's will is for us to become more and more like Christ...

The earth is full of his unfailing love and I trust that as I seek to do His will He will help me become an excellent wife and mother who is praised because I fear Him.

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