Friday, September 28, 2007

Hat Tip

"On Monday, my Scripture in my quiet time was Hebrews 10:35-36 out of the New English Translation and I've been saying it all week over myself, my loved ones and anybody who would listen. Maybe you could use it, too. Here goes:

"So do not throw away your confidence, because it has great reward. For you need endurance in order to do God's will and so receive what is promised."

Don't pass over it quickly or lightly...even if you heard it years ago. Absorb what it's saying. God has made us certain promises that we will only see fulfilled on the other side of a demanding climb. We're going to have to sweat this one out and feel the burn in our limbs but the reward is going to be "great." "

Thanks Beth Moore, I really needed that!! My confidence in myself is shaken, not stirred. I have been an emotional PMS wreck. On the outside, it probably isn't showing just how weak and crumbly I am on the inside.

I find myself right smack in the middle of a situation that I swore I would not be again. For about 6 years, I have treaded very lightly in the friends department. I have closed myself off to many and opened myself completely to others. It has served me well and really blessed my socks off. However, as I watch my children becoming that other type of friend (and sibling)(mean,vain, prideful, hurtful, selfish), my heart breaks. I have let some behaviors go and they have spread like cancer through my children. I love my children and for the most part, what I see from them is good fruit. However, fruit rot is quick and destructive and I don't want it to kill the whole crop. With much prayer and diligence, we will persevere through this hardship. I am thankful for a new club with lots of Godly perspective to help me right some wrongs. This has been creeping up on us for many years and now we as we add hormones to the mix, it is getting scary! I get to see and deal with some of my own character flaws playing on the big screen call MY CHILDREN. Please pray for me to have the wisdom, courage, and patience I will need for these lessons.

2 comments:

Jacinda said...

Yeah, aren't we lucky having girls and all of the hormones that come along with them?!?!

I feel confident that you will lead your children through this rough patch and help them to see what kind of friend they should be.

Jen, Fred, Jennifer or Mom said...

wisdom, courage and patience! Oh I pray for that every moment of every day practically!!!

These boys of mine (the older ones anyway!) are hitting puberty full force, and both of them at the same time......God's Grace is the only thing that will get me through.....ugh!

You'll make it and the quote you have is so fitting.......travel the road with God by your side and you WILL make it to the destination...