Monday, February 2, 2009
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!