Wife to Greg, mom to 7, and grandma to 3! Welcome to a glimpse of our life. It is a place where chaos abounds, tears are shed regularly, laughter is inevitable, and family is EVERYTHING!!!! Everyday is about the choices we make. Let's choose today to be different. To live for him. To find joy in the little stuff. To worry less and to love more. To be who he created us to be. This blog is about my daily "choices" along the way. Won't you join me? It will be a wild ride. But, as I always tell my kids I once heard it said "there ain't no high like the most!”
*This picture was actually taken this week in my backyard. Homeschooling at it's best!!!
Be self-controlled and alert. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.
~1 Peter 5:8
I have some things that have been eating away at me. Some things dealing with my kids. You know the stuff that you worry about and it kinda gnaws away at your gut but you keep trying to ignore it instead of deal with it. I was even thinking about how well I was doing with it all this past weekend and then it happened. I was on overload. I was getting hit on all sides by the enemy and I wasn't alert. I fell apart because I wasn't holding up my sword of the Spirit(God's word).
As I was laying on the floor bawling face down(the usual position I succumb to in situations like this) I realized I had been too busy to deal with what was eating away at me and now Satan was having his way trying to devour me like the Praying Mantis above just devouring that poor Cicada.
After a good cry and much prayer I wondered why I wait so long to take this stuff to God. He knows my heart. It is good to have a good cry with Him every once and a while and I need to stop "trying" in my own strength to keep it all together. I needed a reminder that the battle is the Lords and His word tells me He will fight for me(and my kids) and all I need to do is be still(Exodus 14:14). Rest in Him.
I know I am human and I will probably come to this place again in my lifetime(who am I kidding probably in the next few months)and I will need this reminder AGAIN!! I am just so thankful that God is so patient with me.
How about you??? Anything eating away at you lately?? To the point that you feel like your being devoured??? Take it to Him let Him fight for you!