I honestly had a pretty bad attitude when Adam woke up sick on Sunday morning. Sunday was going to be the day that Adam got up with Henry at 6 a.m. and I was going to sleep longer. Instead my plans were disrupted since Adam's body required more sleep to fight his sickness. Instead of compassion for my husband who didn't feel well, I felt self-pity. It reminded me of the constant war raging between my flesh and my Spirit...my flesh truly wants to do what it wants to do right in that moment. It is 100% selfish and self-focused. The Spirit calls me to love at all times and to be patient and not self-seeking...to humble myself as Jesus did and to regard the needs of others as greater than my own. This does not come easily for me.
A generous man will prosper; he who refreshes others will himself be refreshed.
This is an awesome promise upon which to hang out hats. I am thankful that the Lord provides rest and refreshment for us. He is loving and patient towards me without fail. Help me to learn to be like that...