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Friday, September 19, 2008

Just Making Noise

I was sitting today, in a room and alone. I was enjoying it because it was quiet! As I sat there, I asked the Lord to show me how I could be a better parent. Lately, I have been feeling that my job as a mother, is to nag my children (among other things). The exact words that echoed through my head was "a resounding gong and clanging cymbal". Ever heard those words before? 1Corinthians 13 mentions them. As I thought very quickly about that, I realized that if I wasn't giving love to my children in the way that they needed, that was all I was... a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. You understand that I needed the Lord to give me something quick, because any moment there was going to be at least one of my children knocking at my door. I really thanked the Lord for His wisdom right there. It was quick and to the point and something that I needed to be reminded of. Will you join with me in asking the Lord to give us hearts of love for our family and for those around us so that all of our words are not just a bunch of noise!?

1 comment:

The Zikes said...

Thanks for the reminder. It has been a challenging few days with the kids being sick. I find myself frustrated and responding that way. Sleep has been minimal and there has been worry because of Noah's health. Thanks for being honest and sharing your heart. It was an encouragement and what I needed.

Hebrews 11:13,15,16

... These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off and were PERSUADED of them, and EMBRACED them, and CONFESSED that they were STRANGERS and PILGRIMS on the earth. For they that say such things declare plainly that they seek a country... But now they desire a better country, that is, an heavenly: wherefore God is not ashamed to be called their God: for he hath prepared for them a city.