Tuesday, January 22, 2008

drip, drip, drip, drip, drip

It is rainy and very cold. It began raining last night and every once in a while I would wake up in the middle of the night to a drip that was right outside my bedroom window, of course it had to be the one closest to my side of the bed too. It would take me a while to fall back asleep and then I would stir and once again hear, drip, drip, drip. It was the most annoying noise, an almost drive you insane kind of sound. It was constant, it was predictable in the timing of the drip, it was loud some times and soft other times but it was there and I was growing increasingly frustrated with it. As I was reading my bible a few minutes ago in my room where the drip is still present, I came across the following verse in Proverbs, 27:15-16

A quarrelsome wife is like a constant dripping on a rainy day; restraining her is like restraining the wind or grasping oil with the hand.

Can I get an OUCH!!! Wow I really never liked this verse before in fact if the truth be told I just skimmed over it VERY quickly when ever I saw it but today was different. As I sat on my bed experiencing the constant, insistant, drip I became very overwhelmed with conviction from the Lord about my attituted toward my husband. If I annoy him like this drip has annoyed me for a few short hours then he should be in a home somewhere very far from me and my at times "dripping" attitude!!(especially after 20 years of marriage!) Dont' ya just love a timely word from our Lord???

Lord, Thank you for my husband. Help me be an encourager and respecter of my husband and not drown him with a constant annoying dripping attitude.


Edit::: My sweet husband emailed this to me from work after he read this post:

You are not a leaky faucet----just the best wife/friend in the world.........


Thanks sweetie!!! You know you made me cry!


Denise C said...

OH boy! Now that is a post we can all learn from! OH those Proverbs....they sure do cut to the chase huh?
Thanks for reminding me to turn off my faucet immediately! :)
My hubby thanks you !!!
Have a wonderful evening!

Sandy said...

Great words, Linda!
I have the greatest hubby - and I do not want to be like a dripping faucet! I actually like that verse - LOL!
Great to visit your site.

ADELE said...

I love this post. Wow, I just love how God speaks to us so clearly like this....even if it is not what we want to hear. ;)
This post was a great reminder for me to turn my faucet off too. I know I drip alot and can be nagging at times. God has blessed with me with such a wonderful husband.
Have a great week!

Kim said...

That is a great word from the Lord, and a great reminder to each of us as wives.

I just LOVE it when God gives us a word picture....that experiences impact my heart and life...and I'll never see/hear a drip again..without thinking of what you've shared!!

Praying you have a Blessed day.

Kelly said...

There is nothing like a real life illustration to being a point home! Thanks for this wonderful reminder.

Anonymous said...

Proverbs, 27:15-16
A quarrelsome wife is like a constant dripping on a rainy day; restraining her is like restraining the wind or grasping oil with the hand.

You get a big O-U-C-H from me!!!

In Him,

P.S. This might be of interest to you:

Antique Paperie said...

Thank you Linda for this reminder post - I too am annoying to my husband. We have gotten into our Comfort Zone after 13 years of marriage, and I must annoy him like crazy. I don't realize it until it's already done, and he gives me "the look". God sends us messages daily - He is constant in His care of us. Isn't it wonderful to have a constant companion and caretaker in our Lord? He will never fail us. There is beauty and grace in that one simple fact.

Our God is an Awsome God...(one of my fave. songs, I'm singing it right now!!)
xoxo hugs dear friend - Sherri

Mel's World said...

Awwww Linda, how sweet is that that your dear hubby sent you that email!

What a great reminder (the dripping) for all of us! (PS - I didn't like that verse either, but it sure does convict you doesn't it?)


OH - I LOVE that Casting Crowns song you have up...East is to the West...LOVE IT!!! I had to hang a bit just to hear all of it! ;)

Kim said...

Love this post! Thanks for the reminder! I've missed you! Hugs ~ Kim

Jessica said...

Aww!! I'm married to a David too, and his email to you was so sweet and reassuring to a troubled heart! It soubds like you have a wonderful marriage!
Would you mind if I added you to my blogroll?

Paige said...

One of the reasons I like email and texting is that my husband will use this modern technology as a way to tell me that he loves me...I love to see it in writing, don't you?

I feel honored that you added my site to your blog list!


justabeachkat said...

What a nice post! Loved the sweet e-mail from your hubby too.

I LOVE my ear plugs that I wear EVERY night...even if I'm out of town and sleeping alone. I buy the Mack's wax ear plugs. I put them in about 10 minutes before I go to bed and let my body heat warm them. Then I push them in good. They cut out all the annoying sounds: snoring, deep breathing, birds, rain, ticking clock, etc. Even when I sometimes take a quick nap, I use them.


Jessica said...

Thanks for your sweet words, Linda! : ) Yes, I would love to be included on your blogroll! : )

Jill@Who Could Ask for Anything More said...

This was very convicting, indded...and a good reminder for this "sometimes dripping" wife.

Julie said...

Linda, That was precious. I loved what your husband wrote to you.

I read that verse a few years ago...I can say I have been that constant dripping.

Praise God as He has been setting me free.

I enjoyed reading your blog today.

Many blessings,

PS. My mom says I should see that movie with my daughter. Did you like it????

Anonymous said...

You are not a leaky faucet----just the best wife/friend in the world.........

What a sweet & encouraging guy!