A Happy Habit
The LORD is righteous in all his ways, and holy in all his works.
The LORD is nigh unto all them that call upon him, to all that call upon him in truth.
He will fulfil the desire of them that fear him: he also will hear their cry, and will save them.
It is always possible to be thankful for what is given rather than to complain
about what is not given. One or the other becomes a habit of life.
Many women have told me that my husband’s advice, which I once quoted in a book, has been an eye-opener to them. He said that a wife, if she is very generous, may allow that her husband lives up to perhaps eighty percent of her expectations.
There is always that other twenty percent that she would like to change, and she may chip away at it for the whole of their married life without reducing it very much. She may, on the other hand, simply decide to enjoy the twenty percent and both of them will be happy. It’s a down-to-earth illustration of a principle: Accept, positively and actively, what is given, Let thanksgiving be the habit of your life.
Such acceptance is not possible without a deep and abiding belief in the
sovereign love of God. Either He is in charge, or He is not. Either He loves us, or He does not. If He is in charge and loves us, then whatever is given is subject to His control and is meant ultimately for our joy. Elisabeth Elliot — Love has a Price Tag
I always say that if I could change “X” the change would affect the whole and I might not like the results.
Trust God for your day…Today