"That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children, to be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed." Titus 2:4-5

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Consider it ALL Joy

Good morning!  I have to admit something....I have been MEAN this morning.  SIGH.  Baby Adam has been getting me up a lot at night, which I'm not thrilled about because he is going on 7 months old.  I can't tell you how I long to sleep more than a few hours at a time.  I've been up since 5:00.  I like getting up early, but that is IF I have slept all night first!

Adam got me up at 5:00, like I said, and then I was able to put him back in his bed after he nursed.  He was awake, but he is a good boy that way.  I went back to bed thinking that I would catch some more sleep...and then my dear hubby decides to get up.  Normally I would just go back to sleep anyway, but this morning he needed to get out the door early, and he really needed my help getting some food ready for him.  I stormed into the kitchen with a horrible attitude.  I made his food, but my heart was in the wrong place.

We are called, first and foremost, to be our husband's helpers.  This is why woman was created.  God said that it was not good for the man to be alone, and so he formed woman out of the man's rib, and made him a "helper suitable".  As wives, we need to be aware of our particular husband's unique needs, and how we can best be a suitable helper to them.  It's not always easy, but it's what God calls us to.  For my husband, good food and nutrition is at the top of the list of what he needs help with.  He needs breakfast made and a lunch packed.  He is a sweet husband and not at all demanding, and really...it's the least I can do...even when I'm tired. :)

That being said...I was not good at doing that this morning.  Sure, I made the food, but I let him know that I was not happy about it.  I was not a blessing to him.  He told me that the food does not taste as good to him when I don't make it with love.  He is sweet.

Being tired definitely makes it harder to be kind, but it is NOT an excuse for rudeness.  The Bible says to serve one another in love, and to rejoice in the Lord ALWAYS....not just when I've had enough sleep.  If I get a little less sleep, the Lord knows that, and He will give me grace for that day. (Especially since I've been able to sleep later almost every other day since Adam was born 6-1/2 months ago...so what am I complaining about anyway?)

"Consider it ALL JOY, my brethren, when you encounter various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces endururance.  And let endurance its perfect result, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing." James 1:2-3

This morning was a trial.  Today may be a trial because I'm a little tired.  But I am to consider it all joy.

"Rejoice in the Lord always; and again I will say, rejoice!"  Philippians 4:4

May the Lord bless your day today!


  1. Convicting reminder... Not that I wanted it, but I know I needed it. Thanks for being open about the realities of not always being kind too. I always like knowing I'm not alone! :) LOVE YOU!

  2. Love this! Another wonderful post as always!! I just know that you are such a blessing to your family! :)