Behold, children are a gift of the LORD,

Behold, children are a gift of the LORD,

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Not in my own strength

Something I have had to really learn lately is that I cannot do what needs to be done around my house and during my daily life in my own strength. Someone on my facebook page reminded me of this today as well. I have been really been working on patience lately and it is when I get far away from the Lord is when I lose my patience and feel like chaos is taking over. I get comments alot when I am out in public about wow you must have alot of patience and how in the world do you do it. Well............ I now reply I do not do it, only through God can I do it. These past few days of this week have been alot better than the other days lately. I have been really feeling like life was spinning out of control but then I realized I was not relying on the Lord. I don't know where that lie comes from that God doesn't give you more than you can handle, that is not always true but He never gives us more than we can handle WITH HIS HELP. IF we never had to rely on him, if we never felt that hole, if we never felt helpless would we call out to him??? I think the biggest advice I could give to a new mom, a mom with many little ones, or just someone struggling is to pray, have your time in the bible, and find a wise lady(or wise elder man)that can really encourage you in the Lord. God is good but we just have to call on Him.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Being content and not looking at others

I write this blog post as this is something that has been on my heart lately. As sinners in this fallen world are we ever content with what God has given us? Are we always looking for what is next? I want to strive to be content with what I have as we are so very richly blessed. But I have a problem with looking to what is next. What I might get to have next. I talk about the next baby I might have, etc... But you know what I need to be content with what I have NOW. I might not be blessed with anymore children ,I might not be able to take any grand adventures later in life, I might have but a small time here. Is that okay with me? I am not sure. IT should be because I am so undeserving. I look at others and think how in the world do they do it all. And in that moment when I start doing that many sinful things start taking over my mind. I want to always remember this verse.
Let your conduct be without covetousness; and be content with what you have: for He has said, I will never leave you, nor forsake you. – Hebrews 13:5

The Lord has blessed me beyond what I have ever deserved. I am so thankful he does not give me what I deserve. I have nine beautiful children and a wonderful husband. A nice roof over my head and do not want for anything. I should be thankful and content with that. I know it is the prideful, selfish , sinful human in me but I do not want my kids to grow up and not see me content and happy. I want to strive to be content where I am at that moment every day!!!!
But godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain that we can carry nothing out. – 1Timothy 6:6-7

So hopefully from this day forward I can be more content, more thankful. I do not thank the Lord enough for what he brought me through to where I am now. I am so thankful he did not give me what I deserve and that when my time on earth is done I am so thankful that I will not get what I deserve then either.

Are you being content with the life God BLESSED you with?