Hey everyone..... its been a while since Ive posted but I need some help.
God has been trying to get through to my wife through me (He has already gotten this through to me but know is using me to teach her the same lesson)....
Here is the situation:
About two (?) weeks ago I was outside shoveling the driveway (up here in North Dakota we have been hit hard with snow) and I was grumbling about how Im sick of shoveling and that I didnt want to do it anymore.
Well that very minute God spoke to me and He said: "Be grateful that you have a driveway to shovel, some of my children dont have a roof over their head" -- Let me tell you that woke me right up and got me thinking straight again!
Now fast forward to the day after Christmas. My wife wakes up and is in just the nastiest of moods because she has to go into work that morning (I was blessed with the day off but made sure I didnt bring that up in conversation as it would only make matters worse). I try talking to her and mentioned that instead of being upset about having to go into work she should praise God for having a job that she is upset about going into -- because many of God's children dont have a job.
So again fast forward to today. We got about 6-8 inches of snow last night and I went into work at 7 like usual and she went in at 10 like usual. Well I was released early due to the weather but her employer did not offer her that luxury. So I came home and spent about 3 hours shoveling the driveway (sometimes I REALLY dislike the snow plow drivers!!!!!) and she calls and is yet again in a bad mood because she had to drive into work this morning (this time it took her about 2 times longer because of the roads) and she was just rotten and impossible to talk to.
So here is my question:
How do I (with out being too "preachy" or what have you) explain to her (again) the revelation that God gave me, that we should praise Him for everything that He gives us even if it seems (to us) unfair the way life is working out?
Thanks everyone in advance!