Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Attitude Adjustment

I've been slightly convicted lately about my attitude in my last post. Struggling with pride is never fun or easy.

Yes, it's true that The Pastor and I have been sued unjustly, our vacation to Disneyland was thwarted, and our camping trip was cut short--REALLY SHORT--like just out of the driveway, but I have to ask myself...so what?

I'm reading the book Same Kind Of Different As Me, in which one of the characters is dying of cancer. It's a true story and just thinking about someone else's situation that is incomparably worse than mine, along with some promptings of the Holy Spirit, has given me a little perspective on life.

Despite some financial and recreational loss, God has taken care of my and The Pastor's every need and blessed us beyond what we could ever imagine. I've been reflecting on things like:

"From the fullness of his grace, I have received one blessing after another." (John 1:16)

"He has given me everything I need for life and Godliness." (II Peter 1:3)

"My God shall meet all my needs according to His glorious riches." (Phil 4:19)

and finally

"Shall not the Judge of all the Earth do right?" (Genesis 18:25)

God is the righteous judge and the provider of all that we need. If you need a little perspective in your own life, I highly recommend you take a look at this book. Spending some time with it and with God, just might give you the attitude adjustment you need.

1 comment:

Kelly H-Y said...

Wonderful advice, Cari! Thank you!


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