Today has been one of those days when I look at my sweet 5-year old princess and wonder, “Lord, can I really do this?!?”
She truly is her own person! From the moment we found out we were expecting a girl, I’ve prayed that God would give me the wisdom and patience to raise her to be a true, beautiful, daughter of the King, a princess of the Eternal Kingdom.
Many days it is so easy, but then there are days like today and you can all but see the devilish horns. 😉 Just when you think all of your conversations and lessons on life are clicking in their little heads…well, you basically find yourself at square one…again.
I guess…no, I know it will just take persistence, an ABUNDANCE of supernatural patience, many hours of prayer, and princess practice. I am excited to see what God has in store for His very one-of-a-kind princess.
I just pray I, in my imperfect humanity, don’t fail Him or her.
“But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against these things!” Galatians 5:22-23 (NLT)
“1-3The first thing I want you to do is pray. Pray every way you know how, for everyone you know. Pray especially for rulers and their governments to rule well so we can be quietly about our business of living simply, in humble contemplation. This is the way our Savior God wants us to live.
4-7He wants not only us but everyone saved, you know, everyone to get to know the truth we’ve learned: that there’s one God and only one, and one Priest-Mediator between God and us—Jesus, who offered himself in exchange for everyone held captive by sin, to set them all free. Eventually the news is going to get out. This and this only has been my appointed work: getting this news to those who have never heard of God, and explaining how it works by simple faith and plain truth.
8-10Since prayer is at the bottom of all this, what I want mostly is for men to pray—not shaking angry fists at enemies but raising holy hands to God. And I want women to get in there with the men in humility before God, not primping before a mirror or chasing the latest fashions but doing something beautiful for God and becoming beautiful doing it.” 1 Timothy 2:1-10 (The Message)