Friday, May 2, 2008


Ever had those days you wake up and think "HELP!" Adding a third child to our family has been a great joy but has also characterized my last 7 weeks by the little 4 letter word... BUSY : ) In fact, I hear that word often from others when they observe me with the boys and Emily in tow. And I'm sure they're thinking the word CRAZY when I tell them there is another one on the way : )

No matter how crazy it seems to others, I am confident of God's plan for our family and am ecstatic about Sarah joining in! However, I have found myself in a dizzy trying to play with each child, keep up with my Bible studies, take care of my house, be ever present in my husband's ministry, keep up with friends, and trying to get a little sleep : )

I take comfort in the fact that the Lord does not expect us to do it on our own. I am genuinely faithful to my time in the Word but sometimes will take all I am learning and attempt to be obedient in my own flesh. That's when I really mess things up. God recently prompted this ever recurrent verse in my heart again.... " And He has said to me, ' My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness.' Most gladly, therefore, I will rather boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may dwell in me." 2 Corinthians 12:9

So my prayer each morning before I get out of bed is to admit my weakness and allow the word HELP to be engraved on my heart....... "for when I am weak, then I am strong"!


Leah said...

As I read your post, this verse came to mind,Psalm 46:10 "Cease striving and know that I am God;I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth."

I know that the Lord often reminds me not to strive in my flesh, but that His yoke is easy if I will just use it. He is sufficient and that is very encouraging when I know that I am not :) I'll be praying for your adjustment to the "zone" defense of parenting.

Really, going from 2 to 3 was the most difficult in my own life. It encouraged me to re-evaluate how and why I did certain things and to better organize my self and time. Take care and lean on Him.

Sheri said...

It was a big change from 2 to 3 so I can't imagine 4!!!! Just take comfort in what God has in store for you! He knew that he would be giving you the precious gift of Emily and Sarah so he will also give the strength to manage all four precious children!
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Courtney said...

you will be just fine, it will all work out. courtney

JuJu - said...

posted a prayer for your baby girl on my blog!

Ferrick said...

Oh I love that scripture!!!! I love how grounded a baby makes you. Praise God for your new bundle of joy and the one waiting to come home. Blessings, Susie