It is easy to write on my blog when everything is easy, but who really wants to record their failures for everyone to see. However, more than ever I am seeing how our failures cause us to see just how much we need Christ. The times when Randy and I are arguing just before we walk into a house and are forced to smile. The times when my child is whining and then proceeds to throw a fit right before I am about to start to teach English class. What about the days when I just don’t want to do the ministry you are doing because I am too overwhelmed? This week I have been realizing that I have been focusing so much on ministry that I have been neglecting my primary ministry to Randy and my children, only to be asked to share this Saturday at a women’s bible study about the joys of being a wife and mom.I forget things and put things off all the time which makes Randy go crazy. I also feel completely inadequate to address the needs of an almost teenager, much less the needs of an almost teenager from a different culture who doesn’t speak English. Somedays I feel like I have no more to give. Some days are just plain hard.
I have read this verse hundreds of times but lately it has had new meaning for me
But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect i n weakness.”Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. 10 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
Thank you Jesus for my weakness, so that I can see all the more just how much I need you!
Here are some pictures of our life lately and they have nothing to do with this blog post, and for some reason I have no pictures of Addie