Thursday, March 31, 2011

Who am I? I am a Mommy of 6, two beautiful birth children, two amazing adopted children and two heavenly babies. I am a child of GOD. I am a child who struggles each and everyday to follow, understand and obey my Father. I am a mommy that has two children with special needs...and most days I feel like I have failed in every way. I am over worked and underpaid. I don't get vacation time or even time to shower(most days). I don't drive a nice car like my friends, mine is rusted and has over 175,000 miles. I am never put together or have the latest trends in clothes. I have pimple break outs more than I did in high school, and I gained way more than a few pounds since then. I don't keep a clean house and can't cook great meals. When I decide to get may hair involves myself, a pair of scissors and something that comes out of a box purchased from Target. That is who I bling...bling...just the plain honest truth. BUT I REJOICE!!!!
I rejoice for brothers and sisters in Christ, that love me as their sister, hold me accountable, and remind me of the Fathers truths through his word. I rejoice that Jesus paid it all for me, though I DO NOT DESERVE IT. I rejoice that GOD is still God and never changes. I rejoice in contentment in EVERY season, because HE gives me the patience, strength and FAITH to believe...Everything is FOR and IN

Philippians 4

4 Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! 5 Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. 6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
8 Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. 9 Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you.

10 I rejoiced greatly in the Lord that at last you renewed your concern for me. Indeed, you were concerned, but you had no opportunity to show it. 11 I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. 12 I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. 13 I can do all this through him who gives me strength.


Sandy said...

Philippians 4 is the only thing that has pulled me through this week. Well, I should rephrase that. GOD got me through this week but He used Philippians 4 quite a every moment of every day :) Love and hugs to you!

Anonymous said...

I love you dear sister! I'm in the trenches with you....what a GLORIOUS place to be!!