Thursday, June 21, 2007

Tis the Season

We are in a unique season of our lives right now - where all of the children in our family are 6 and under. That translates into 'needy'. Usually Mom is the one who tr ies to meet all of the needs. Now we are trying to train the older 2 to help more around the house but they can only do so much. There are positives and negatives to every season of life so we are holding on to those positive things right now: like all of the sweet kisses and cuddles and their wonder with everything.

There is often guilt about what I can't do or what I can't get to so I was thankful for this encouraging word the other day from Metro Moms:

"I keep thinking of this quote from Donald Whitney in Simplify Your Spiritual Life. "Like Jean with three in diapers, you may be in a situation that curtails many of your spiritual activities. You may be looking at many months or even years of such limitations. Do what you can. God does not love us more when we do more, nor less when we do less. He accepts us, not because of what we do for Him, but because of what He's done for us in Christ. The Bible says,"He made us accepted in the Beloved [that is, Jesus}" (Eph. 1:6). And nothing "shall be able to separate us form the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord" (Rom. 8:39). Love God, and within the limitations He has sovereignly placed in your life at this time, do what you can." (emphasis mine) How freeing this is to me. Especially, remembering that He has sovereignly placed these limitations in my life right now. "


Christina said...

Great quote! Thanks for sharing.

Kelly said...

Oh, I love that!! I am praying for you. I know your plate is overflowing!

Dani said...

What a great reminder! Thanks for the quote.

Kim said...

Don Whitney was at our church a while back on taught on simplifying your spiritual life.

Thanks for this reminder! And...I'll be praying for you..your heart to serve your family is evident...I'll pray the Lord will give you His grace to meet all those needs with JOY!