With all the kids quietly to bed on time and hubby away, it is quiet just listening to the dryer tumbling. I find myself often, in the busy, loud moments of life with kids, thinking "What am I doing?", "Did I choose this?", "WHY ME, GOD?" so many verses resonate with me in those moments.
He did not choose me because of my extreme patience....that is definitely lacking!
Not because of my endless up...lifting attitude and demeanor....I usually cannot find it!
Not because of my limitless and amazing knowledge of being a parent....completely non-existent!
He chose me because I don't have those qualities! He chose me because I am WEAK!!!
He chose me because when I succeed He gets the glory! He chose me, lucky me, so that I could learn to rely so heavily on a father who is smitten with me in my failure! He loved me so much that He sent His one and only son to give up His birthright, so the I could be adopted into His family, His kingdom, given His birthright! Thank you God for choosing me! Help me rely on Your patience, grace and humility as I parent Your children!
"For consider your calling, brethren, that there were not many wise according to the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble; but God has chosen the foolish things of the world to shame the wise, and God has chosen the weak things of the world to shame the things which are strong." 1 Corinthians 1:26-27 and
"Therefore I am well content with weaknesses, with insults, with distresses, with persecutions, with difficulties, for Christ's sake; for when I am weak, then I am strong." 2 Corinthians 12:10
"But when the fullness of time had come, God sent forth his Son, born of woman, born under the law, to redeem those who were under the law, so that we might receive adoption as sons. And because you are sons, God has sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, crying, “Abba! Father!” So you are no longer a slave, but a son, and if a son, then an heir through God. Formerly, when you did not know God, you were enslaved to those that by nature are not gods." Galatians 4:4-8
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