I am so glad that my parents took that to heart. They trained me, they molded me. Most of all, they taught me God's word, which in and of itself, is the best training there is.
Every day I have a question, praise, concern, or simply a moment of worship that takes my breath away. Sometimes all at once.
Always, a piece of scripture pops into my head. I may not always be able to recall where exactly it is located, or even word for word what it says, but the concordance or Bible.com can usually help me figure it out.
I have God's word hidden in my heart, so that I may not sin against him. Psalm 119:11, paraphrased.
Beyond the usual ups and downs of military life and parenting, I have had some emotional turmoil these last few days. My Mommy has been in physical pain, and I couldn't go to her. She has been in emotional pain, and I can't fix it.
But, I keep hearing, over and over, "My grace is sufficient for thee". The rest of that verse goes on to say "For my strength is make perfect in weakness." Paul was asking God to remove from him his "thorn in the flesh", but the Lord's response to him was that His grace was enough, and that His strength was perfect, even though we are weak. 2 Cor 12:9
I had someone try to tell me recently that Paul was a special case, and that my saying that I would "take pleasure in infirmities" (since God has chosen not to heal me yet) as 2 Corinthians 12:10 said, was as if I was comparing myself to him; thinking myself as "holy" as an apostle. I swallowed hard and walked away from that.
I believe that my strength, and the strength of my Mom, are made perfect in weakness. Not through ourselves, but through the Savior we choose to worship, NO MATTER WHAT. We will ask, always, over and over again for healing. But we will always end that prayer, as Jesus taught us to, with "your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven." Matt 6:10
And we will rejoice in perfect weakness.
We would love your prayers, and when I have more to share, I will.
Most of all, I am so very thankful for Proverbs 22:6. I am doing my best with the next generation. I hope and pray that every time they have a hurt or a joy, a question or a praise, The Word is there in their heart to guide them.