Saturday, February 21, 2009
Confession of a Covetous Woman Now Humbled Twice
The beginning of this week was somewhat challenging with our sweet little Abby Bean (as I like to call her). By midweek, I was tired and spiritually slouchy. During our Wednesday night Bible study, I was convicted as we went over the 10 Commandments that I was indeed covetous. Not of someone else's house, husband, or any material possession- I coveted an easier life. I know this probably seems as ridiculous to those of you reading this as it does to me as I type this now (I do have a very easy life). For a few days, I was wallowing in self-pity that I have had to care for a baby with acid reflux. No, I didn't want another baby- just for Miss Abby to be healthy and happy like some other babies I have met. The Holy Spirit pierced my heart and reminded me once again that my life is not my own. I was bought by a price, and I must glorify Christ with the life that He has predestined me to live... I was chosen for this purpose. I have been called out to live this life- not someone else's. What a blessing it is! I just need to repent, look around, and see- God has been so good to me.
I have the best husband- he leads our family faithfully and lovingly closer to Jesus every day. He cherishes me and cares for me diligently and faithfully. He's already teaching Abby to love Jesus every day by the way he loves me and loves her.
I have the most beautiful little girl. She is blossoming into such a cutie pie! One day, she will outgrow acid reflux! Time passes too fast to wish for life to pass any more quickly. I will choose to cherish each day as it is. Life is such a gift!