Well, need I say more? The volume kept being too high for me to hear the videos to see which were the ones I needed to insert into the blog and had to keep reminding him. Then, Christ showed me that I needed to be more accommodating and less frustrated. Although I didn't say a specific brief prayer, I was reluctantly open to the suggestion that Christ had in my mind when He gave me the News Too Loud Grace. I told my husband that I could turn my computer off and do it another time, if my viewing videos was keeping him from listening to the news and he said it was fine.
That was a very gracious thing for him to say, when he could have said, "Yes, please close out of your computer, because I can't hear the news very well," but he didn't. It gave me a deeper appreciation for my husband and his thoughtfulness, which I don't always focus on as much as I should.
Example of a Brief Prayer
But we believe that through the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ we shall be saved, even as they. Acts 15: 11
I was with someone who was scooping up some free popcorn. They didn't ask me if I wanted any. The person told me that I should get a bag of popcorn and then took it from my hands. They wanted me to get the popcorn for them to eat later.
It's such a silly thing, but it really did irritate me. Didn't that person think about whether I wanted some or not? Couldn't they have asked me if I wanted some before they took it from my hands? I found myself getting frustrated at that person. Then, it popped into my mind that that's not what Christ wants of me. He wants me to be gracious to those who irritate me, but I was too frustrated to be gracious at that moment.