What a Brat!

Maybe that sounds harsh but its true. When things do not go as planned; when the storm comes and it does not go as planned…..what a brat!

Okay. Confession time. I am she.

How does my husband deal with me? Its one of those weeks where I wonder.
I thank God for the grace and patience that he has with me; far more than I have with him.

We are still in the remodel – it wasa never completed. Now I should be grateful for the new kitchen that I do have. I should be grateful for the freedom, the space and all the new gadgets within. But call me spoiled, ungrateful, mean spirited – I prefer hand washed dishes. I liked my simple oven and my spacious refrigerator. It’s not even done anyway – who knows when it will be. 😦

I hear God speaking as I begin to list those things I find so frustrating about this season. My husband designed it by himself – for my pleasure. How sweet! How creative! The time and energy put into it. It isn’t what we need but count the blessing. More cabinets. More space. Finally a dining table to eat at together. I can see my little ones playing in the yard as I cook. There is light. There is music. It is a blessing.

It is so easy to complain; to see those things within that are not quite right. Yet HIs word tells us to think on those things that are pure; those things that are good and right. And true. Our thoughts are not always true. What a witness we can be sometimes!

“A good man out of the good treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is evil: for of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaketh.(Luke 6:45)

Pondering what is in my heart and praying that He who knows my heart will cleanse me and make my heart as His. How we need a mirror some days. A recorder. To see ourselves as others see us, To hear us as those outside do. How our heart, our mouth, shoud show and share those things of the Lord always!

It begs the question: Do they see Jesus in me?


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