Saturday, October 2, 2010

End of challenge day #4...AWAKE MY SOUL

The other day I was sitting with a friend who had just moved into our neighborhood. She was talking about how much she loved it here and all I said was, "I like the neighborhood but I hate my house." My heart was almost instantly convicted. I should appreciate all that I have.

This house is much different than most we've lived in. Usually we buy ranch style homes but this is a tri-level and it takes forever to clean. Truth be told, I have a roof over my head, a warm bed to sleep in, food on the table, and a great family. Why should I gripe about my house just because it is different. It is actually beautiful. And being thankful for what you have...well, that's always good for the soul.

Lord, thank you for my home. I will never gripe about it again.

1 comment:

Karen said...

I am in total agreement with you. I LOVE our cul-d-sac! Great families, lots of terrific kids, and wonderful friends. I, too, was not totally happy with my house and was always thinking of the next house I wanted. "What do I want in my next house?" I finally realized that we have all that we need in this house. Maybe we could use some paint on a few walls and some new carpet on a few of the floors, but all in all, we don't "need" anything more! And once I realized that, my life was a happier one. I thank God everyday for all that He has blessed us with. And I will no longer ever again try to "keep up with the Joneses", but be happy for what they have and happy for what I have.