Friday, November 12, 2010

CR: Strong Winds..

"The wise woman builds her house, but with her own hands the foolish one tears hers down" Proverbs 14:1

This verse is on my mind.  I've had few true "lose your cool" kind of moments this week.  My three year old little man is testing the bounds of God's will, my will, my sanity, my strength...  I'm exhausted.  It does nothing to improve migraines.

And then...it struck me.  You know how sometimes God's Word just pops into your mind?  Yeah...this verse...
"The wise woman builds her house, but with her own hands the foolish one tears hers down" Proverbs 14:1

My children don't make me explode and blow up in anger.  My husband does not cause me to be exasperated and disrespectful.  It is clearly...my choice.  Whoa, that's a lot of power.  Scary...oh, how it makes me cry...even as I type this...

All the talk about how "truly liberated and powerful women must return to the workplace." Sure, there's a kind of power there...but...there's so much power in just creating and domestically engineering the home.

And today, it is abundantly clear that it doesn't come from me.  I am weak.  I am selfish.  There is no good in me.  ONLY the working of the Holy Spirit in me...as he points to Jesus love for me in dying on the cross... for my black horrible sin....only that gives me the strength and wisdom to build up my house.

Without His help I cannot respect my husband.  Without His help I cannot teach and discipline these little people.  Without Him I can't do it but...
I can do all things through him who strengthens me.  Phil. 4:13

Oh Lord, I need you...I need you. 




Sometimes when life seems gentle and blessings flood my way,
I turn my gaze away from You and soon forget to pray.
But when the sky grows darker and courage turns to fear,
My anxious voice cries upward with words you long to hear.

Lord, I need You when the sea of life is calm.
O Lord, I need You when the wind is blowing strong.
Whether trials come or cease, keep me always on my knees.
Lord, I need You. Lord I need You.

Lord, help me to remember I'm weak but You are strong.
I cannot sing apart from You, for Lord You are my song.
Although I'm prone to wander and boast in all I do;
Lord keep my eyes turned upward so I depend on You.

Lord, I need You when the sea of life is calm.
O Lord, I need You when the wind is blowing strong.
Whether trials come or cease, keep me always on my knees.
Lord, I need You. Lord I need You.

Lord, I Need You  by Ron Hamilton 
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8 comments:

nannykim said...

Yes, I found kids have a way of revealing what is in our hearts.

Anonymous said...

I love you, my daughter. Mom D.

Michelle said...

That's so true. How many times do I tell my daughter that she can control herself and then fly off the handle. Thank you for sharing your revelation today.

Anonymous said...

We love you for the special person you are.

Love Mom and Dad W.

Psalm 37:4 Delight yourself in the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart.

Erin said...

Beautifully written! It's such a hard spot to be in. Knowing what Scripture says, yet we get caught in the moment of our own weaknesses. I am so with you. I love this verse, it's so power packed. More so than the career woman world, amen?

Erin
itsgrace.com

Jen said...

I've so been there. Like a few days ago. It is a trap that I can fall into in a second. Today, Natalie at mommyonfire totally convicted me (well, her words, not her) about what we clothe ourselves with. I'm working on gentleness today. Lifting you up in prayer today, sweet one!

Kayren, Pink Daisy Girl said...

I needed to read that today! I've been struggling this week.

I've missed dropping by and leaving a few words here and there, but please don't think you aren't thought of regularly. I've been bad and just read through your posts on my reader right now since we're so busy trying to cram things in before the surgery on Monday. Hopefully things will settle down in a few weeks!

Natalie at Mommy on Fire said...

I can absolutely say an Amen! to this, Bobbi. I love this verse and it completely convicts me! Sometimes I am that foolish woman, tearing down her own house - in fact, I'm her more often that I care to admit.

I love what you said about how there is nothing good in us except that of Christ - so true. So very true.

I love your spirit. We must meet in person soon - we are only an hour away1

Did you get my reply about the dusting? YOU CRACK ME UP.