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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

God is good, Sistas!

"Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is-his good, pleasing and perfect will." ~Romans 12:2 

I found this growing on some rocks at the beach.
Beautiful, isn't it?
It's hard to stay focused in this world we live in. Isn't it? 

The last few days I've been lovingly convicted of my lack of obedience. My heart has felt heavy and hectic. I haven't been able to really put my finger on it until yesterday. 

It's quite simple. I feel far from my Heavenly Father. 

I want to remain close to him even when life seems to be going just fine. I want to remember his provision and grace when I don't think I need it. 

Because, I need Him! Everyday. I need him at the forefront of my home and life. I need Him to lead me as wife and mother. I need Him to lead me in raising these boys. I need Him to fulfill the plans He has for me and our family. 

The thing about God that gets me every time? He never stops working for us. We stop working for him all the time. I know I do. I fall into a rut of prayerlessness, lack of worship, and I just put him on the back burner. Yet, he never leaves me. 

My heart is filled with PRAISE for a Great God!

I want to praise God for bringing my husband to church over and over. For working in his heart and stirring whatever it is that's going on in there. A spiritual mismatch in marriage is not easy, but God makes it easier. When I trust in him, and truly give it to Him, He takes care of it!

I want to praise Him for everything good thing in my life. His grace is sufficient and it is because of Him that my family is in tact, my son continues to miraculously beat OCD, and I am home with my boys and homeschooling. 

Because of God's grace, I have a husband who works hard to provide for us, a partner and best friend in the life...

I want to praise God for the new washer hubs brought home yesterday! So many people aren't able to go out and buy the things they need. There's a mom at the laundromat as I type with five kids at the hip. I kept thinking about her where ever she is when my washer broke beyond repair that made sense. We simply bought a new one. Praise God we were able to do that! 

Lord, help me to remain in you in this stage of life. I have no idea what's ahead. But, you do, and I need to stay renewed, focused, and obedient in order to pick up on your path. Lead me and guide me in this journey, and let me never forget!

This post is linked up as part of Wordful Wednesdays with Seven Clown Circus and Dumb Mom

Pour Your Heart Out



At January 25, 2012 at 10:14 AM , Anonymous Cindi said...

Beautiful picture and, beautiful heart felt post! Thanks for posting. :)

At January 25, 2012 at 11:51 AM , Blogger Not a Perfect Mom said...

beautifully said...
My husband was far from God and still continued to go to church with me and our children, and it's been so awesome to watch how God has been stirring in him...truly amazing...

At January 25, 2012 at 12:08 PM , Blogger Shell said...

I get stuck on what we don't have and forget to praise. A lot.

At January 25, 2012 at 12:37 PM , Blogger MiMi said...


At January 25, 2012 at 5:21 PM , Blogger JDaniel4's Mom said...

What wonderful things to rejoice!

At January 26, 2012 at 12:30 AM , Blogger Rambling Redhead said...

Awesome post. Sometimes we forget to be joyous in the blessings God gives us in our lives. Thank you for reminding me.

At January 26, 2012 at 9:55 AM , Anonymous Dr. Ann said...

It's great that you are walking towards Him! God is faithful, He won't leave you or your family. He has great plans for you!

At January 27, 2012 at 9:48 AM , Blogger The Preppy Girl in Pink said...

You really did pour your heart out. Adrienne, I think you may feel far away but I can tell you that even in your funny posts...I can see your faith. I also think it shows through in your smile. A true smile comes from a peaceful heart.
Enjoy your weekend!

At January 30, 2012 at 6:44 PM , Blogger Adriel (The Mommyhood Memos) said...

Isn't it amazing that we can ALWAYS think of so many things to be grateful for? (God never runs out of goodness!!) We just have to make sure that we do actually STOP and recognize it!!


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