God continues to amaze me through the power of prayer. I think we don't see the miraculous power of God very often because we don't pray in the desperate way we do when we are praying for the life of someone.
If any of you have been following the baby Isaac or the Dax blog God is doing some amazing things in both these children's lives. Baby Isaac was at the brink of death 3 times, and Dax who is older and understands more of what is going on in his life has had some very scary times as a 3 year old, but is now stabilized and is waiting for a liver.
Whenever I think my day is bad or my situation is overwhelming or stressful... Whenever I am at the end of my rope with my kids and I am not being very Christlike... Whenever I think I am so exhausted I can't go on emotionally, mentally, and physically...
I think of these families and realize my day is really not that bad; that a messy house and uncontrollable laundry is not that big a deal; and lack of sleep, no rest, no time for myself will not kill me; even kids that run crazy, don't seem to hear anything I say, and disobey me in public is no reason to thow in the towel...
My God is an awesome God and I know he cares for me. God is in the business of caring for us all day every day. How often do we lay all our seemingly less important burdens at His feet to help us with. Do we think He's too busy with the major ones; death, starving kids in Africa, wayward children, the lost.... Scripture tells us He cares. Matt 6 says don't worry, seek God's kingdom. Psalm 37:4 says God cares about the desires of your heart. In Matthew 17 God says if you have the faith of a mustard seed you can move a mountain. In Philippians 4 it says not to be anxious about anything but through prayer and petition with thanksgiving present your requests to God. Further on in that passage Paul says (while sitting in an ancient times kind of jail cell), I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances...I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation... I can do everything through him who gives me strength.
So today I am thankful for 4 healthy kids, a house that is a cleaning challenge, laundry that overtakes my life, and unruly kids. It reminds me that I am human and that I need God. He has so much to give me when I think I am at the end of my rope, and help to offer in the practical things... If He can move a mountain, I don't think my issues are too much for Him.
Thank you Father for loving me, for dying for me, for giving me 4 healthy children, clothes that I don't pay for, a nice house with air conditioning, food on my table, for giving me many times over the desires of my heart, and a million more things I don't have time to put on this blog. I am so blessed!!