Wednesday, March 12, 2008
I want to be sure that I paint an honest picture of myself. I received a lovely gift this week from someone. Some of the things they told me really make me wonder if I paint a real picture of who I am. I hope I never give anyone the idea that I have arrived or that I am even close to arriving. I am striving to be what the Lord has called me to be.... a faithful daughter to Him, a faithful wife to Michael, a faithful mother to Joshua and soon to be Brittany, a faithful friend, a keeper of my home, etc. I am on the journey. I do wander from the path and He gently leads me back. I do struggle to have the right attitudes and to submit to my husband with joy. I look around at my house and what needs to be done, I look at myself and what needs to be done and I wonder if the Lord will ever finish here. I can point out the holes that I have stepped in and make a stepping stone for you to avoid them. I can share the lessons the Lord has taught me, the changes He has made in me. Please know that I am far from perfect. I can honestly say that the real changes in me have truly come from Him. One day, I reacted in the correct way instead of the usual way. I realized that something outside (or should I say inside) myself caused that reaction. I had nothing to do with it. May He continue His work in me. Thank you Kim for your kind words. I point them upward.... any good in me came from Him!!!