Life literally got away from me. Can you tell that I am not a pro blogger? I didn’t have this challenge well thought out.. I didnt’ have an outline completed about what I needed to post or talk about. I literally jumped in!
But I am so glad that I did. It’s forcing me to flesh this walk out with Him. Expect Him.
I’ve just spent a long weekend with all three of the college kiddos home. It was such a sweet time. And not long enough for me. But certainly long enough for them. That is a GOOD thing. It means they are feeling like their new homes are good places.
I expected Him to show up in the being together and He did. Just the hanging out and chillin’. It’s needed.
I expected Him to show up in the laughter and the giggles and the lameness of the board games.
I expected Him to show up as we all headed to church together.
I didn’t expect Him to show up in the tension. I didn’t expect Him to show up in the goodbyes. I didn’t expect Him to show up in the parenting of the children from afar. I didn’t expect Him to relieve my fears so quickly.
He’s a much better parent than I am. He knows what they need much more than I do. Parenting’s for the weak.
I’ll say that again.
Parenting is for the weak.
In our weakness He is made strong. In the weakness of our parenting.. He is made strong. Stay the course friends. We can’t stop praying or expecting Him… in the words of my college man.. “Don’t give up.. cause it matters so much.. and it gets better. It really does get better.”
“Because of the extravagance of those revelations, and so I wouldn’t get a big head, I was given the gift of a handicap to keep me in constant touch with my limitations. Satan’s angel did his best to get me down; what he in fact did was push me to my knees. No danger then of walking around high and mighty! At first I didn’t think of it as a gift, and begged God to remove it. Three times I did that, and then he told me, My grace is enough; it’s all you need. My strength comes into its own in your weakness.
Once I heard that, I was glad to let it happen. I quit focusing on the handicap and began appreciating the gift. It was a case of Christ’s strength moving in on my weakness. Now I take limitations in stride, and with good cheer, these limitations that cut me down to size—abuse, accidents, opposition, bad breaks. I just let Christ take over! And so the weaker I get, the stronger I become.” 2 Corinthians 12:7-10 MSG
I love you dearly.