Friday, September 13, 2013

September 13, 2013 Pride.

     Good morning. Mom woke up very, very early this morning. I was able to talk her into going back to sleep but now I tried to wake her up to get her ready for the day and she says she isn't feeling well. I asked what part of her wasn't feeling well and she said all of her. I hope she isn't coming down with something. Maybe she just wants to sleep in, she has been waking up early for a while now.
     Mom did so great with the physical therapist yesterday. She walked from the recliner to the kitchen, rested, then walked to the couch. I was so happy that her therapist was able to see that she can actually do it. Every time they would come she would be having a bad day and would only walk a few feet. So I have been using the wheelchair less and having her walk more. Pain and fear still are issues but she can do it.
     After a warm few days this morning there is a chill in the air. I see the leaves outside of the kitchen window are dying and changing colors. I am so glad that fall is finally coming. The brisk air energizes me and makes me thankful. I am looking forward to the fires being lit and sitting in a warm house looking outside to a snowy winter scene. No, I take that back I don't look forward to the snow I just don't want the heat of summer anymore.
     I have been having an internal debate about pride. I have used the word pride a couple times in my postings and every time I have wrote that word I have cringed. I am debating whether pride is a sin or not. According to much that I have read, yes pride is a sin. But I just don't see how a parent being proud of their child's accomplishments is a bad pride. Or how a person feeling pride of community or country is sinful. So as with most of my questions I referred to the Bible for guidance. I am not a theological scholar, I am just a regular person searching for answers. Never once can I find any mention of God being prideful of his Son, well pleased yes, prideful no. Nor can I find any instances of Jesus being prideful. If my goal is to be more Christ-like than how can I justify my pride. I can however find scriptures about pride being sinful. "Pride goeth before destruction,..." Proverbs 16:18, just to name one of many. I know that I do not understand all things and this area is one I will have to pray about. I will pray for understanding, I will pray that while I am learning to understand that I do not let my prideful nature bring me to destruction. The life of a Christian is not a life of perfection but a life of learning. A life of caring, for others and caring about doing what is right in the eyes of the Lord even if you don't quite understand why.
     I must go tend to Mom. Have a good day.

                                                                April Whitehair 

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