Friday, January 14, 2011

Four months and a Devotion.


Sweet baby C is four months today...and i find myself tug-a-warring between feeling like it's been 2 month or 6 months! He is such a joy, and has been a blessing by way of being an easy-going baby!
Easy going or not, most days have their challenges! I continually find myself crawling back to God, begging for more grace as a mother of two! In those moments, I remind myself that it's right where HE wants me! When I feel completely inadequate, and look at the mess around me that I've created...HE re-assures me! It's only when we've emptied ourselves of whatever effort we think we have, and hold our our hand in asking to be filled with HIM! And then our "cup runneth over"...
(But that's not the devotion that I had intended to write about...Here's what inspired me this morning! Taken from adisciplesnotebook.com)

“Oh God, be Thou exalted over my possessions. Nothing of earth’s treasures shall seem dear unto me if only Thou are glorified in my life. Be Thou exalted over my friendships. I am determined that Thou shalt be above all, though I must stand deserted and alone in the midst of the earth. Be Thou exalted above my comforts. Though it mean the loss of bodily comforts and the carrying of heavy crosses I shall keep my vow made this day before Thee. Be Thou exalted over my reputation. Make my ambitions to please Thee even if as a result I must sink into obscurity and my name be forgotten as a dream. Rise, O Lord, into Thy proper place of honor, above my ambitions, above my likes and dislikes, above my family, my health and even my life itself. Let me decrease that Thou mayest increase, let me sink that Thou mayest rise above. Ride forth upon me as Thou didst ride into Jerusalem mounted upon the humble little beast, a colt, the fold of an ass, and let me hear the children cry to Thee, ‘Hosanna in the highest.’”

A. W. Tozer

(one word: HUMBLING...that's all i have to say)

1 comment:

  1. Love this!

    "Make my ambitions to please Thee even if as a result I must sink into obscurity and my name be forgotten as a dream."

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