Monday, April 21, 2008

Consider it all Joy!

I have spent the past few days with a renewed spirit for love and peace in my home. God has been showing me some areas that I need to work on, and I have asked Him for His help. He is so faithful! I have had a marvelous few days!

God advises us in the Bible to "consider it all joy," and oftentimes I fail to appreciate all I have with my attitude and actions. For the past 5 days, I have been slower to anger, quicker to smile, more likely to stop what I am doing to have a snuggle or a conversation with one of my children, and overall putting forth more effort in enjoying my life.

To some of you, that may seem sad: that I have to put forth effort to enjoy my life. However, with three children, the house, the laundry, the errands, the homeschooling, the preschool run, the cooking, the illnesses, and the lack of sleep, it had caught up to me. I had found myself struggling through each day rather than rejoicing in it. Well, no more!

Tonight, I am using my blog to Praise my Lord, my King, my God, who in His omnipotence and faithfulness has granted me the patience I prayed for and has refreshed my spirit! My family thanks Him, too!

May God bring each of you comfort as you read this post, and may He ease any troubles you may have. We can do ALL things through Christ, for He gives us strength. As you finish reading, please join me in prayer for my mom: Heavenly Father, we lift Pam up to you tonight, that You would lay Your healing touch upon her and heal her back. We have faith in Your power, and we join together in prayer for Your child. You are a Healing God. We praise Your name, and we thank You for Your healing! It is in Jesus' name, we pray. Amen.


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