Sunday, January 18, 2015

Does Your Husband Snore?

Many women complain about their husband snoring. Ken's snoring will wake me up sometimes and believe me, falling asleep has never come easy for me. He always reminds me to just tap him and he will roll over but I hate to wake him up. He works so hard and needs his sleep so much more than I do. 

Elizabeth Elliott, who lost several husbands to death, said a profound thing, "Snoring is the sweetest music in the world. Ask any widow. If only there were some way for every wife to have the experience of losing her husband for a little time, even of thinking that he's dead , in order to regain the perspective she needs for genuine appreciation." 

Perspective is everything, isn't it? You use to think his snoring was so annoying. You'd sometimes even get mad at him. It always irritated you until you read that comment by Elizabeth. Now, you're happy your husband is alive to snore. You're happy you have a man to go to bed and sleep with every night. You suddenly appreciate his snoring! Wow!

This is what a little bit of encouragement can do. Instead of looking at the bad side of things and complaining about everything, we need to being looking at the good side of things and becoming women of gratitude, thankful women.

This is why God commands that we dwell on the lovely and the good. It changes our attitude about everything. If we dwell on the news, we are going to think life is terrible and that society is going to hell in a handbasket. However, if we dwell on all the good things about our husbands, our wonderful children, our good friends and neighbors, our cozy homes, running water and good food, we will think life is pretty wonderful!

Therefore, stop complaining and see the good in things around you. Don't worry about the things you have no control over. If your husband snores, get ear plugs and put a pillow over your head like I do! Appreciate all the good things you have in life and be thankful.

Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, dwell on these things.
Philippians 4:8