(My lesson from the summer in poem form hahahaha.. okay, I’m a corny, but I couldn’t help it!)
Ouch! I read this quote and couldn’t help but cringe. My mind raging with past events of how “stupid stupid” I’ve really been. I wish I would have thought to have slapped my own face at the time of such events….
I’m sure God has said often enough to me “Amy, go ahead…. this isn’t what I want for you, and this isn’t best, but if you can’t seem to listen to me… go ahead, do it your own way”.. and off I went… doing it the way I thought was God’s way, but really was just my own way.
I used to have the attitude of “My way or the highway” THAN I became a mom. Lets just say, if there is anything that is vaguely done, in the slightest resemblence of what I asked for, I’m fairly happy about it. Granted it’s not my way, but at least it’s done and the mission is accomplished. How God must feel that way about myself… how many times He’s asked me to do something and I begrudgingly do it ~ Not well ~ Not great ~ but it’s done .
In the Lords prayer, it says “Our father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come, thy will be done on earth, as it is in heaven……”
How often have you read or recited this as a child perhaps and never really thought about that part? I have known it for years, but only now that I”m finally growing a bit that I’ve come back to where I’ve started…. First of all, what is God’s will? And how do you do it?
This brings me back to my theme verse (hehe, are you sick of it yet? I think God’s trying to make a point in my life with these verses lol)
1 Thess. 5:16-18 ~
Always be joyful. Keep on praying. No matter what happens, always be thankful, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus.
I’ve started doing this, and I tell you; life sure is sweeter; and kinder; and more joyful!
My prayer for the week is this:
Gracious God How much you’ve given us, and yet I am so selfish on many things. Help me to work at following your will and not trying to do things my way; fully giving my anxieties and worries to you and knowing what your will is; not just taking empty stabs at the dark in guessing. Amen.