Tuesday, January 18, 2011


My son being grouchy
Today I was grouchy!  It was all me, my husband gets one day through the week off and they decided to switch it to today.  I was feeling great this morning (after being sick for 3weeks) and just wanted to dive in and do something.  Well... my husband saw that as me saying "we" need to do something and while he really just wanted to relax, he came upstairs to see what he could do.   I should have been glad, excited, but it was just messing up my routine, I just wanted him out of  the way.  I knew what I was doing, I am capable of doing things myself.  After I was kinda mean, he left the room and I knew it was his way of saying "If you need me, I'll be right here."  Just days before I really wanted him around all the time, he even made Potato Soup for dinner one really rough day.  He was great when I was sick.  Wow God is this how I treat you?  Dear God, I need you, I'm sick, I've sinned, somethings wrong.  Then in the next minute, it's ok God I got this I'll give you a call when I need something!  Today in my Good Moring Group this was our verse;
"...testing of your faith develops perseverance. 
Perseverance must finish its work so that you may
be mature and complete, not lacking in anything" -James 1:3-4

I looked up perseverance, Perseverance is commitment, hard work, patience, endurance, being able to bear difficulties calmly and without complaint, is trying again and again.  I need all of these things to be able to fight off Satan, and sometimes to get along with my husband.   The more I listen to God the more I will develop these great qualities.  Today though, I have to say I was far from them, I was not mature at all!  If I would have let my husband help, calmly, without complaining, and with patience, we would have gotten it done and had time to spend together.   I owe God and my husband an apology for my actions today.  I will work on them.

Forever Changing,


  1. Hi Liz. My name is Carrie. I found you through the Good Morning Girls link up on Wed.

    Thanks for posting this honest blog.

    I think I need to pray for perseverance too. We are all clay waiting to be molded by God.

    Don't be too hard on yourself. Everyone makes mistakes. At least you are aware of what you think you did wrong and are willing to change. That is one step alot of people can't even do.

    I am the same way. This blog is really great. Thanks for the great blog post. I am just blog hopping and checking out everyone who is linking up.

    I am glad there are so many of us taking this journey together!

    Carolyn "Carrie"

  2. Wow - what a humble post - your tender heart towards God's word is so encouraging. Your husband is lucky to have this in his wife. Enjoy your GMG group and Keep walking with the King!

  3. Thank you for sharing your weakness. We all need a super God sized dose of perserverance!

    Knowing that you made the mistake is a good sign, there are those who do that to their loved ones and they do not even know that they are hurting those around them.

    We all make mistakes, it is best to get back up, ask for forgiveness and move forward! We cannot do it alone so we must continue asking God for His help.

    blessings & giggles