"But He said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you..." 1 Corin. 12:9

Thursday, January 28, 2010


Haven't had much to say lately.  I guess my thoughts have not been running as deep as I would like!  :) 

Still plugging away at trying to get up early everyday to spend some time with my Savior.  Often I am just very tired and have to try to force myself not to fall asleep reading.  I am relying on God's love and not my expert performance I can tell you.  Being faithful in the dailiness of life is what He wants from me and it is what I am striving for.  To persevere in meeting with Him no matter what I feel like and to live out His Word by serving my family and friends is what I am working toward.  Coming to maturity isn't easy.  I have operated by how I feel too long.  It is a hard habit to break. 

So my 'self-talk' has changed these days.  Instead of saying, "I don't feel like it...", I am trying to say, "It doesn't matter what I feel like, this needs to get done.  Now hop to it!"  Instead of thinking, "I'm bored.", I try to say to myself, "It doesn't matter that you are bored, just start a task and work through it without dwelling on your feelings toward it."  Instead of complaining, I try to repeat Philippians 2:14 to myself, "Do everything without complaining or arguing."  I guess this is my attempt to "Take every thought captive to obey Christ." (2 Corinthians 10:5)

My children are always looking forward to the day when they don't have anyone else to boss them.  A lot of days I wish I had someone to boss me and make me do what I should.  Unfortunately, I am the one who has to boss me and some days I am the enemy!  Thank You, Lord Jesus that You are not done with me yet and that You will carry the good work You began in me on to completion!  (Phil. 1:6)  Thank You that though I cannot do the good I want to do all the time, You are at work in me and You are helping me to make progress.  (Romans 7; Phil. 2:13,4:13; Habakkuk 3:19-20)

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