Love the Lord your God, listen to His voice and hold fast to Him, for the Lord is your life! Deut. 30:20


Friday, May 28, 2010

Lord, Change My Attitude

Awhile back, I mentioned that a friend and I are going through the study book, "Lord, Change My Attitude" by James McDonald & Barb Peil. We began to write down each day 5 things we are grateful for.

This week I decided on another tactic. Write down each complaint I have and turn it into a positive.

So yesterday I was mad at my refrigerator.



We bought it 5 years ago when we built our house. About a month after we got it, they came out with the newer models that open up wide.




Oh how I wish I had one of those. (Our lesson this week is on contentment. Ha!)

I was mad at our fridge because it seems that there is just not enough room to squeeze things in correctly because the freezer takes up so much room.

So...how to turn my grumbling into thanks:

1. I HAVE a refrigerator!! Many people in this world don't and stuff spoils quickly.

2. It is a newer model and looks nice (don't look at the fingerprints) - It isn't a cheap $25 garage sale model. (We've done that before too. We bought a freezer that worked for several years but it looked terrible!)

3. I have SO MUCH food!! - it is not wonder that I have a hard time fitting it all in. Abundant blessings!

So, now how do I turn my complaint about having so many blackbirds into thanks?

4 comments:

More than just okay said...

We did the $25 awful looking freezer for many years too. Love my newer, upright freezer.

As for the blackbirds, I seem to recall a story in the Little House series about blackbird pot pie. ;-)

Beki - TheRustedChain said...

Amen!!

Diana said...

I love your fridge! That is awesome! {Ours is over 10 years old, was used when we got it for $10, and is barely working nowadays. Ugh.}

Blackbirds... without them, there would be more bugs to bother you. With out them, there wouldn't be another type of birdsong to blend with the rest of God's world. Blackbirds are funny... we love to watch their antics when we sit out back of an evening. =)

rick seely said...

here is a comparison so you can feel good about yours

my fridge was used when we got it almost 20 years ago from another missionary