Sunday, January 2, 2011

Gratitude Day 2

Often the words and actions of those closest to us go unnoticed and unappreciated. I am very guilty of ignoring my family when I should be saying thank you to them. I know I'm not alone in this.

When I do say thank you, I don't always do it right.

Last night, I went to the store before dinner and asked D to do a simple task. I came home to find that he not only had done that task but another that I was planning on doing today. Instead of saying "thank you, you did great!" I told him "thanks, but doing it this way would be easier."

That wasn't the reaction he wanted and it wasn't the one I should have given.

He was an example to me, though, and wasn't offended or upset at my "thankful correction." I am very thankful for my husband who puts up with this kind of oversight from me on far too regular a basis.

This morning, he came home from church early with a sick child and started the prep for dinner. He put the crockpot in and turned it on (and yes, it did contain food!)

I am grateful he came home with the sick child today. It is a task that I usually take. I was able to attend a church meeting and the words of a visitor really touched my heart. She said it so much more eloquently than this, but we shouldn't take offense at what church leaders or members of our congregations say or do. We don't go to church for them. We go to church for our relationship with Jesus Christ. Church isn't about socializing, it's about learning about Christ, rejoicing in Christ, and doing all things in Christ. Not that anyone has offended me, but I am guilty of socializing a bit too much. I very much needed this reminder that church is for feeding my soul. It is not about catching up with my friends.

1 comment:

  1. I am grateful for that lesson too. I thought it could be all. Social and spiritual, but the Lord has walked me through the tough time of seeing....ITS NOT SOCIAL

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