Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Day Twenty-Six (of 31 Days)

What draws you to the Father? It's humility for me. Just the other day, my oldest wrote me a letter stating that she had figured out why God had placed her in this family; it was to help me to be more organized :) At the moment I read the letter, I felt a sense of gratitude but also a sense of defensiveness! Thankfully, I chose to take this acclamation to God and ask Him what He wanted me to do with it. Yes, mothering and homeschooling and life in general, keep me humble, and if I had no where to take my humiliation, I would feel overwhelmed and helpless.
I love that Paul declares he had a thorn in his side. Whatever it was, it makes us more aware that it's only in our weakness that God will show His strength. If we are full of ourselves and walking independently, drawing close would seem unnecessary. Dare I say, with Paul, praise God for our thorns? Think about it, what draws you to the Father?


Camille said...

Oh Heather...that is *so* interesting...about your girl thinking that was her purpose in the family! Ah, yes...humility! And "thorns"...where would we be without them?? I so need the "thorns" God has given me...and yes, we ought to be thankful for them!! What precious things HE has been teaching you. Thank you for sharing your heart.

With Love,

Craig and Bethany said...

Yes. Humiliation. I completely relate. Been feeling so inept lately in some key areas. I just keep thinking about the verse, "My strength is made perfect in weakness." What a miracle.

Tightwad In Training said...

very humbling and true that during our weakness is when we can see God's strength.