Monday, February 2, 2009

Tuesday Truth

Here are some pretty pictures of the recent snow storm we had. It has mostly melted away during the day, but at night it freezes, leaving everything treacherous. Scott's school was canceled every day last week.

Today's truth (not out of Daily Wisdom):
"My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness." 2 Corinthians 12:9

I don't know about you all, but I am weak. I try to tell myself that I am a strong woman, but the truth is, I'm not. I am emotional, I am unsure, and I am tired.

I remember distinctly something that occurred a few days after I had given birth to Libby, with no medication, in my mom and dad's house, surrounded by strong, encouraging women. I was on the phone arguing with someone who, after discovering that I had given birth to my baby at home said, "On purpose?!?", about getting Libby's PKU test done, and I was in tears and shaking. Granted, I had just given birth, but I sat there and told myself, "You just did an incredibly strong, gratifying, amazing thing! Don't let this person push you around!"

But that is me. That is my nature. I am weak.

And that's, apparently, right where I need to be. As long as I am weak, God can work in me and through me.

When I am working too hard to be everything to everyone and for everyone, when I am working my brain trying to figure everything out, and I am trying to save the world (or even just my little part of it), God can't work through me. It's just not worth it to try to be the one in charge but miss out on His grace.

When I sit back and realize that I am not strong enough to do His job, then I can receive His grace.

And what sweet grace it is, no?

Are you feeling weak? Let God's grace fill you.... and be renewed!


Jenny said...

Megan, I have to comment on that snowman....but I don't know what to say about it! lol

gardenmama said...

Jenny, he's a little scary, huh? When he was that size (his head fell off a few days ago) he was taller than the guys who made him. He's not ours=) He's right across the street.

Anonymous said...

Megan, I know we all feel that way. We try to be strong, but sometimes, everything seems to get the better of us. This is definately the perfect time to stop and let Him take over. Thank you for the reminder. It is tough business being a woman! I admire that you are passionate about your beliefs, especially when they are challenged by those who use more conventional methods. You have taken your lives back to the most natural way of living and I wish people would be more open minded to that.
Hope everyone over there is feeling better and that you keep your sanity!

gardenmama said...

Dawn, it is tough business, isn't it? It seems like the things that are the most gratifying are the things require the most work. Thankfully God can make that work worth it, and, better yet, He can take some of the work for us!

I wish people were more open-minded about more 'natural' ways of living, too=) I just do what I feel is best for me and my family, and all I want is for others to do the same, whatever that means for their families. I do get weary of the exasperated looks when people find out some of the way in which we live, though (home birthing, non-vaccinating, extended nursing, just to name a few).

Have a great day! Enjoy the sunshine. The snow is coming again, neighbor!