In my children I am seeing some things I would like to help change.
I won't be specific about what those things are, suffice to say I believe that "change" will cause them to be more effective servants in Christ's kingdom, and will help them get along in this ol' world a little better too.
While I was reflecting on this, and trying to discern what action I should take,
It fell heavily on my heart that the first change needs take place in me.
To take captive time, a schedule may be called for.
To take hearts captive, it may be necessary to loosen up a little.
I can tell you one thing. Many short nights in a row (say six months worth, more or less) do not promote a general spirit of amiability in mom.
Alas, that is not a worthy excuse for being up-tight!
My heart is to see spirits blossom, to listen to and hear more music, more laughter, more FUN!
The epiphany from last night was God's still small voice whispering to me "Now that you are aware of the next step, are you willing to start tomorrow new? Will you carry with you yesterday's defeat? Let go of that, and live the "right now" for Me!"
"Yes! YES!" My heart responds, "I am willing, and I will be the joyful momma I must be (no matter what fumes I am running on) to YOUR glory!
I am pretty sure that if I make some little adjustments in my mode of operation, I will see good fruit in my children before I even start on them!
Please keep me in your prayers. I am very excited to see what the Lord could do with this willing heart!
Zachary and Dad making Omlettes for Saturday breakfast!
3 years ago