Thursday, August 4, 2011

One of those days . . . .

The Peanut in her Moby, needing extra mama time today

I had such high expectations for this week, so many things I wanted to get done.
This morning, as my week is nearing it's end, I thought, "I can still do this.  I can get my sewing project done, clean the house, purge, get on top of some organization". . . .

Then my littlest one woke up teething and with a diaper rash to beat all diaper rashes, children did not listen the way they should and unexpected messes arose. . . .

Aaahhh, the test of character: do I handle things graciously, let go of my plans or do I strive against circumstances, trying to have my way?

Well today I failed, today I was short-tempered.  I was not gracious.  I let myself stress ( which is a choice).  I saw how desperately I need a Savior! 

How fitting that in Bible time we just read: Romans 7
18 For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh) nothing good dwells; for to will is present with me, but how to perform what is good I do not find. 19 For the good that I will to do, I do not do; but the evil I will not to do, that I practice. 20 Now if I do what I will not to do, it is no longer I who do it, but sin that dwells in me.
21 I find then a law, that evil is present with me, the one who wills to do good. 22 For I delight in the law of God according to the inward man. 23 But I see another law in my members, warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to the law of sin which is in my members. 24 O wretched man that I am! Who will deliver me from this body of death? 25 I thank God—through Jesus Christ our Lord!

God, I am sorry for my sin today.  I am sorry I did not represent you to my kids today.  Thank you for your great mercy to me. 

Later . . . I sit here sewing with the house peaceful, humbled before my God.  Two of my boys sit here next to me playing a game and chatting.  I am looking forward to a new day.  Thankfully His mercies are new every morning.


Momma Bug said...

Yes that is something to be thankful for indeed!
I love you:-)

Cinnamon said...

Thank you for popping over with your sweet comments and joining in welcoming myy green eyed soldier home.

Your post reminded me of earlier days when I had no big helpers like I do now. Who comes up with a mama of many little ones to do list anyway? :-)

Even with my big helpers readily available I still have choices to make happy or grumpy? Sit and play or get all my work done, missing out on all those sweet moments?

One thing stands true...the Lord is always there to hear our cries. What an amazing example you set for your children when you fall then turn to the Lord for help.

Your on the right track :-)


Zee said...

It is lovely to know that once a day is gone, it is gone, and we don't have to relive it. Of course there are days that we would love to do again, but alas - when it is gone, it is gone too. His mercies ARE new every morning. I love His promise that He will be with you (He'll be with me too ;-) to the end - we don't go through "those" days alone.

I love you!