Sunday, November 22, 2009
Week 2: Created To Be His Help Meet
Chapter 2: A Merry Heart
"A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones"
Yikes, this one is going to be a tough one for me already!! lol
I've always had a hard time being happy with what I have and catch myself getting upset/angry over little things that bug me so.
Proverbs 15:13 says, "A merry heart maketh a cheerful countenance..."
'Everyone is drawn to a smile. Who and what you are is reflected in your face.'
This is very interesting, I found out later, that when Mat and I saw each other for the first time, he was drawn to me because he liked my smile!!! :D Which is ironic, because I've never liked my smile and don't smile much, because of it. lol
'Everyone is drawn to a smile and wants to be a friend to someone overflowing with goodwill.'
I have never been a cheerful person and wonder that maybe this is why I don't have a lot of friends or even a best friend. I tend to hold people out at a distance, because I have been hurt by people I considered a friend and hate being deceived or hurt.
'Being pitiful, hurt, discouraged, and even sickly is one side of a "bad marriage" coin.'
I need to work REALLY hard on this one, I'm discouraged daily and probably act pretty pitiful, at times. I am quite the perfectionist and tend to want/expect things to go perfectly or in a certain way and when it doesn't I tend to think that I did something wrong to cause it.
I really like this next part. 'God's will is for a wife to have a merry heart, a cheerful countenance and a glow that will refresh the most stressed and tired husband on the planet. Bubbling cheer goes a long way to maintain or even restore a marriage. Make a decision to break the "poor me" habit.'
This is the type of woman I want to be, not just for my husband, but also for my girls!!
Today, tomorrow and every day after that is a 'new day' and I want to start right now, to have a merry heart!! <3