Tuesday, September 27, 2011

psalm 18:32-36

he is my strength! my devos were a great reminder to me this morning. i wanted to share. when i write it down, type it out, retell it, it helps ingrain it into my sometimes shallow head.

32 It is God who arms me with strength
and keeps my way secure.
33 He makes my feet like the feet of a deer;
he causes me to stand on the heights.
34 He trains my hands for battle;
my arms can bend a bow of bronze.
35 You make your saving help my shield,
and your right hand sustains me;
your help has made me great.
36 You provide a broad path for my feet,
so that my ankles do not give way.

some days i feel like my ankles are giving way and i'm about to fall. lately i have been feeling so much weight about raising FOUR children. about molding their hearts most importantly and their minds. what an enormous sometimes scary job. the awesome thing is that i don't have to do it on my own. i don't have to climb this mountain or fight this fight (which lets be honest here, sometimes raising kids can feel like a mountain or fight) on my own. the LORD is my strength, he will help me every step of the way. i just need to REMEMBER this and call on his help.

thank you lord for giving me a broad path to follow and helping me to pull back my bow as i raise my kiddos. (side note: it is archery season here in TN and dave and the kids have been practicing in the back yard. pulling back the bow and hitting the target is no easy feet. I'm so glad the lord gave this visual gal that little picture this week) thank you for gifting them to us. thank you for never intending for me to do it alone.

some where along the way i stopped listing the things I'm thankful for. after reading the book 1000 gifts i felt challenged to do so. fall is right around the corner, most people love fall. i actually have a had a hard time with fall in the past. not even really letting myself enjoy it because i knew winter would be here soon. i have florida blood still and don't enjoy the winter yet. so as these seasons are changing i need to be intentional on thanking my LORD for all the things he does and gives, big and little, hard and easy, they are all from him.

thankful for:
Gods word that spoke so clear to me today
having the windows open
three out of four kids in school and a napping baby gave me time to clean the shower
friends to share meals with
for teachers who genuinely care for my kids and love them...more than i could ask for
Gods promise that he will guide me and give my just what i need to love and raise our children


leah said...

I love this post Bonnie and am so glad you started listing your "thankfuls" again!

AND HOW CAN YOU NOT LOVE FALL!! It's by far my favorite season, just wish it would last a little longer!!

Tara said...

Thanks for sharing your heart. Parenting is like climbing a mountain at times; so thankful for His strength. And, like my sister, I love fall :) When Sept. 1 came, I pulled out all my fall decor and pumpkin candles :) So nice to see your thankfuls again :)