Friday, January 28, 2011
I'm Still Wobbley ~ God Will Steady Me
I might look like I know what I am doing, but I don't. I fell on this ice right after this photo; flat on my rear, not hurt, but my pride was. This morning, I was disappointed in the unkindness coming out of the mouth and mannerism of one of my children. This child whom I thought I had instilled sensitivity, gentleness and kindness, spoke harshly, critically, cruelly and judgmentally about an unattractive student at school. My child was not sorry for speaking this way and we ended up in an argument before school. As a mother I am troubled and discouraged. I am going to drop to my knees and pray over this matter. I pray that my child will be sensitive and loving, with godly sorrow for these thoughts; even though they were not said to the person, they were expressed in our home and are in my child's heart. I also pray for my relationship with this one will be restored and we'd have good communication. As a mom I tried to install tenderheartedness within my children as they were growing up. To see this makes me take a step back and wonder what happened. I pray that there is still hope for a change of heart and true conviction.
"Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus." Phillipians 4:5-7 I will see you later. I'm going to go pray right now. Have a blessed day Dear Mothers. I will let you know how things go.