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A Thankful Spirit
A wise woman sets a joyful mood in her home. Through laughter, music, and happy times, she creates a positive attitude in her children. She knows that a lighthearted home relieves her husband of stress.
A merry heart vs. a poor me attitude;
All the days of the afflicted are evil: but he that is of a merry heart hath a continual feast. Proverbs 15:15.
You might be one of the women who often complains about her family's lowly financial state and how she must do without because her husband cannot support the family decently. This downcast, unthankful attitude is a dishonor to God and an attack upon your husband's ego. If you ever have been guilty of this attitude, now is the time to say "Never Again".
I know women who remain perpetually discontented because they must live with stained carpet and damaged furniture. Some women feel their family is in desperate straits if they cannot afford to serve fresh broccoli and salad. Tension rules their home.
Their sad, withdrawn faces reflect their suffering. They cultivate expressions of grief, reflecting, they suppose, the heart of God sorrowing on their behalf.
Some women learn to accept the poor state of their physical surroundings.
They live only for the eternal. So they save their disapproving expressions for those times when they think it's necessary to remind their husbands of how sad they are that he sits in front of the TV, plays video games, or engages in any number of carnal activities.
They keep the pressure on, just like the Holy Spirit would do. At least that's their justification for doing his job so "faithfully".
"Discontentment is not a product of circumstances; it is the state of the soul".
A short excerpt.