After a difficult day yesterday, today has been a much better day. I'm so thankful. For starters, I got to go to pilates this morning while Kev watched the kids. Amazing what a little exercise and fellowship does for the soul. Then, when we took our car into the shop, they said that since the door broke where it did, it was an easy and relatively cheap repair. They are already finished. Thank you, Jesus! I think this whole experience has reminded me that God is always faithful, even in the "little" things.
This morning I was being reminded of another character trait I am lacking...contentment. Why is it so easy to become discontent and so hard to be content? Discontentment raises it's ugly head quite frequently in my life, it just looks a little different each time. Recently I have seen it's presence regarding our house.
When we first moved here, I really loved our house. It's a rent house, but it has lots of character and style. However, as the days tick away, I find things that really bother me. Like there is only one bathroom and it is upstairs...ughh. And it has an upstairs and a basement. The bedrooms are all upstairs and the washer and dryer are downstairs. I feel like I'm constantly going up or down stairs and with two small children this is no small task. It is also just two bedrooms so Mason sleeps in our room (=I hear every grunt/cry he makes, even over the sound of a fan) and when we have visitors, they have to sleep in our dining room. You heard me right, our dining room. Don't you want to come visit? However, with all of these things, I got a good dose of truth this morning.
"Make sure your character is free from the love of money, being content with what you have; for He Himself has said, "I will never desert you, nor will I ever forsake you..."
Thankful for the Word to refocus my perspective.