I remember a day that I wanted to fuss at my wife over something. Then I thought, it really isn’t that big of a deal. If she was gone, I would be glad to experience the little irritation. Then, as I thought on it, I realized that this is a little way to serve her and take care of her. It was a privilege, not something to fuss over. I became happy to see her presence in my life.
I began to think on how often I fail to appreciate the good stuff – all the things she does for me. I don’t think on them enough. I should be awe struck that somebody loves me, married me and has stuck by me despite my foibles. (I like that word, just sounds funny).
To be honest, sometimes the Lord annoys me. He doesn’t do things the way I want Him to do. He makes His presence known through convicting me of sin. He leaves evidence of His existence everywhere. At times, I take Him and His love for granted. David wrote, “…behold the beauty of the Lord…”
I think I need to take a moment to appreciate the good stuff – and it’s all good stuff.
One thing have I desired of the LORD, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the LORD, and to enquire in his temple. – Psalm 27:4.