Monday, January 24, 2011

What Am I Pursuing?

"She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue is the law of kindness."  Prov. 31:26

I need to remember this verse as I clamp my hand over my own mouth during the day when my patience has become thin as my children wear away at my last nerve.  I am so thankful for their grace and mercy when Momma's mouth opens and a torrent of lava comes pouring forth.  The Lord is definitely honing my patience skills and I have been kept quit busy in this arena over the last few months.  I am hoping that once the baby is born and my hormone levels return to normal, I will find the struggle a bit easier and myself more successful at opening my mouth with wisdom and kindness.

I have started a Bible study that is tied to the book, Stepping Heavenward by Elizabeth Prentiss.  The book is one of my all time favorites and the Bible study has been humbling and encouraging.  I highly recommend both.  I am always thankful for timely messages that are a balm for one's spirit.  We all need to be reminded of the importance of being about the Lord's work.  Especially when the world has such a loud message about riches and the pursuit of self, which is contrary to what scripture teaches us.    

The New Bible Dictionary defines worldliness as "the enthronement of something other than god as the supreme object of man's interests and affections.  Pleasures and occupations, not necessarily wrong in themselves, become so when an all absorbing attention is paid to them."  

I can admit that my children are an instrument of the Lord's when it comes to not becoming absorbed in myself or my own pursuits.   They help to remind me of what is important in life and of the fleeting time we actually have to pursue the Lord and His will and glory.  

"Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world.  If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.  For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but of the world.  And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof, but he that doeth the will of God abideth forever."  1 John 2: 15-17

Life update:  Lydia has had a second seizure and is scheduled for a sleep deprivation EEG and MRI next month and then we will meet the neurologist.  I think that after the neurologist goes over her results with us, then we will form a plan of action.  She is doing well and has not been negatively effected by these two seizures.  We are praying for her and trusting that God has His hand upon her. 

My pregnancy has entered the final 9 weeks and I am so glad.  It has been a long journey with the pneumonia, colds, and nausea.  I have tested positive for gestational diabetes, yet the doctor is concerned that I might actually be struggling with hypoglycemia at this point.  So, we have drawn some blood and will find out the test results in the next day or two.  How odd that would be, but at least we would know why I'm feeling so lousy and maybe I could enjoy the last weeks of my pregnancy.  Well, at least as much as can be expected, that is.

Dear Hubby is going to be out of town twice over the next two weeks and then is supposed to be home until six weeks after the baby is born.  I'm trying to be okay with that.  I'm so thankful for his job, but there are times when his trips tend to wear me out.  The kids and I miss him, but have adjusted to his trips.  We work pretty well together as a team.

May you and your be blessed as you begin this new week.


1 comment:

  1. Hi Denisa, so good to read how you are doing. I can sure identify with how you are feeling. With 7 pregnancies I had everything coming and going but in actually things were pretty normal. You are so strong in your faith I have no doubt things will work out well. I admire you so very much. Blessings to you and family.