Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Oh the Joys!

Wiping 101

I am just grateful I found this pile on the floor not in the toilet!
Psalm 28:7
The LORD is my strength and my shield;
My heart trusted in Him, and I am helped;
Therefore my heart greatly rejoices,
And with my song I will praise Him.

Recently I have been asking the Lord to renew my vision and passion for the long and wonderful journey of Motherhood. Truly the hardest physical thing I have ever had to do, yet I remain out of shape; and one of the hardest mental things I have had to do also. I have always been grateful for the example my mom set for me and have often mentioned it here. But with more children the 75 times I say no in one day, the dirty clothes, meals with food appropriate for each family member, stuff you have to haul when you even run the smallest errand is all at least doubled. I could go on about the difficulties but I choose not to. All mothers reading this know exactly what I am talking about. I greatly respect so many of the mothers I know running the race well. After all i only have two children. :)

Never the less it is easy to find space for self pity.

The Lord is my strength! I trust Him and am HELPED! What a blessed road to travel….always being forced to be dependent on Jesus Christ, having to trust Him, having to run on His strength. And you know what, this verse is exactly right. When I do that my heart greatly rejoices!
My heart greatly rejoices!!
My heart greatly rejoices!!!
Aren’t you grateful for the Lord’s faithfulness!? Hallelujah!

These lyrics by Chris Tomlin’s song say at lot for me.

There is an endless song
Echoes in my soul
I hear the music ring

And though the storms may come
I am holding on
To the rock I cling

How can I keep from singing Your praise
How can I ever say enough
How amazing is Your love
How can I keep from shouting Your name
I know I am loved by the King
And it makes my heart want to sing

I am learning to cling for dear life and enjoy the ride. Not dwell on all the things I can’t do with children but find new things I can do with children and learn to love the new things and maybe let go of some old ones, for this season.