I Promise

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Photograph by: Maximus Sellars – 12

 

God promises to…

Give me strength for today and hope for tomorrow.

 

It’s morning. The piles are high all around the house, the body hurts, low on energy, children to be taught. In weakness, GOD SAYS: I PROMISE! My STRENGTH is made perfect in this. This scripture becomes our morning devotions:

 

“But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.  That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships,in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.”  2 Corinthians 12:9-10

 

The boys see mother carrying on in His beautiful grace oh SO beautifully sufficient. We embrace school time, and learn so much. A gorgeous flock of Starlings catch our eye for not a distraction from math, but a beautiful moment to embrace the rain, clouds, cool wind and gifts of this life in our backyard.

 

He answers our prayers as He directs my every thought and step. I experience hysterical laughter when my hubby calls on his afternoon break – whoa – that is JESUS! My children watch and smile.
I remember yesterday. I arrived home, to the delight of my 12 year old son bouncing up and down in child like wonder of the rainbow he captured in this picture. Over our neighborhood and home.

 

The most important lessons are learned today. My children seeing the power of the gospel at work – testifying to His faithfulness to His promises. Because there is no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in the truth. And truth is we all need Christ’s power.

 

What memory they will have to see mother in weakness crying out in desperation, and seeing Jesus the ONE who is more than able to do above and beyond what we think or imagine.
As I dig through a pile of “need to get to” papers from long ago on my floor… I read these notes from the convention that ignited a purpose and passion for our family.

 

“The essence of education. The parent-child and sibling relationship. Human relationships that motivate learning. God’s beautiful design” To Him be the glory!!

 

God’s promises take us from fear to FAITH

From sorrow to JOY

from weakness to STRENGTH

from glory to greater glory….

 

“And we all, who with unveiled faces contemplate the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into his image with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.” 2 Cor. 3:18