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Sunday, November 16, 2008

2 things I can't live without... (figuratively speaking) ~ a memoir
Okay, honestly and to make sure I never come across as 'holier-than-thou', I admit to you that I seriously can not handle life, let alone school, without the Lord. I'd be a basket case. While many moms can and do probably go without spending much time with Him, I'm not that good (or crazy as the case may be :) . I get impatient with my kids, I say mean things, or even get just plain angry with my kids if I'm not regularly hanging out with the Lord.

I mean, I need time with Him and in His word like crazy.

Second to time with my Lord, is time with my man. My man is so sensitive to my weakness that he takes me out on a date weekly. I need him. This is the MOST valuable way he helps with homeschooling. Without this time, emotionally I break down. I just can't handle all that life and ministry, and these crazy & yet amazing kids can throw my way.

Now, this sounds like I'm somewhat dependent, and yes, yes I am. The Lord is my strength and he's my strength through provision of a strong man who loves me too :) I am so thankful.

The verses that I repeat over and over are:

"You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you,
because he trusts in you."

"Come to me all who are weary and heavy-laden and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light."

"Since ancient times, no one has heard, no ear has perceived, no eye has seen any God like you who acts on behalf of those who wait for him."

Boy, Scripture is so powerful, daily I read verses that are a constant help to me.
Living and active. YAY!



6intow said...

Isaiah is so rich with promises. I used to just lump it in with "the prophets." In recent years it has grown into one of my favorite books to read when I am really seeking encouragement.

Those are great verses. I've got to go underline them.

Have a wonderful week

Kayluray said...

Your post is beautiful. I need that time with the Lord as well and or the days get long and frustrating. When I start to get tense, I need to check myself to see if I've thanked God for all of His blessings. Thank you for the verses. I'm copying them down and putting them where I can see them often.

mrs boo radley said...

I used to mutter a verse about perfect peace over and over...I think it was from the King James I have forgotten it. Thanks for the reminder to go and find it again.

EEEEMommy said...

You sound so much like me! My husband and I don't get out on dates regularly or often, but for me it's so important that the kids are in bed so that I get a quiet evening with my husband. When life gets crazy and we lose that, I start to go into meltdown mode.

Unknown said...

Thanks for those verses. Good to meditate on them; homeschooling certainly has its challenges. :)

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