Friday, April 25, 2008

Uttering a Prayer

Today has just been one of those days.  

Tired little ones. Bad Attitudes. Quarreling.  Lack of working hard.

Fun Stuff.

But it is in these times that I must remember God's promise in scripture.   
And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.  Galations 6:9
I don't want to give up.  I still want to embrace today and squeeze all I can out of it.  I desire to see the Lord's hand at work.  I desire for the atmosphere of our home to change.

I have a goal in my parenting.  I have vision for this season so that even when we are in the midst of a hard day I know what I am working for.
I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth. 3 John 1:4

O Father, I pray that your grace would be upon us.  Give us strength to change our hearts.

And so I utter prayers, I whisper into ears encouraging them to be diligent, I remind them to walk in peace and to guard their mouth all the while reminding myself not to grow weary because I want to see my children walk in truth.


  1. I think our little ones must have sent out a memo that today would be one of "those" days! Thanks for the great perspective and encouraging words :) I am going to print it out and put it somewhere I can see it to remind me of the future goals and not the immediate struggle.

  2. I love Galations 6:9. I hang onto that verse a lot. Thanks for the reminders and encouraging attitude.

  3. Have you ever read the poem Elisabeth Elliot often quotes, called, "Do the Next Thing?" I've been mulling that one over and over in my head recently, when I just don't feel like doing the next thing--which is all too often, I'm afraid. I keep "hearing" the Lord remind my heart... Keep going... keep following... keep looking at Him...