Thursday, October 4, 2007

My week thus far...

It's been a whirlwind, I tell ya!! We officially kicked off our third year of MOPS on Tuesday. I must say that I'm particularly excited to see what's in store now, as it was a rather horrible morning. So why does that excite me? Each and every steering team member had a lousy morning, and the meeting itself ended up being a bit chaotic - which means that Satan is throwing up some serious opposition because God is moving! I'll spare you the bad sitcom-like details, but suffice to say we were all just thankful to have made it through. I don't know the exact numbers, but we had over 25 women, and somewhere around 40 kiddos. And I'm thrilled to say a number of the ladies are not from our church. Now I know that MOPS groups are run differently everywhere, but we definitely see ours as a ministry, not just mommy activity time. I'm so excited to see that we're reaching our community!! Please pray that we can continue to minister to these women, and specifically pray for more (and dependable) child care workers.

Other activities over the past few days include meal delivery for a family with a new baby, haircuts (not just mine, but I finally got my two guys trimmed up last night, too!), and just general household maintenance. Both kids have dental check-ups this afternoon, and I have a huge list of errands to take care of tomorrow. My folks arrive in a week and our guest room is still piled up with my craft stuff. I really need to kick it into high gear for these next few days. To top things off, our son is going through a bit of a rough patch - he's being super whiny and not listening well at all - which of course irritates me and makes it even more difficult to respond in a Godly fashion.

Our pastor has just started preaching on I Corinthians, and two weeks ago talked about our status as saints. The phrase that is constantly playing in the back of my mind: "It is one thing to be made a saint, it is another thing to act like one." When we come to Christ, we are redeemed. Sanctified, and set apart for His service. But I fall short daily, and I'm feeling particularly convicted of that on the home front. I want to be a Godly woman - not just a mask I slip on when I'm around "church friends," but modeling the fruits of the spirit to those who see me the most: my husband and children. And honestly they see my impatient, lazy, snarly side far too often. But that's me. And I need to be more about HIM. I need to lean on my Savior each and every moment, not relying on myself. Because when I do it on my own strength, I get overwhelmed and blow up at those I love the most. We have a lot going on this month, and it's only going to get worse if I try to make it on my own steam.

He will keep you strong to the end, so that you will be blameless on the day of our Lord Jesus Christ. God, who has called you into fellowship with his Son Jesus Christ our Lord, is faithful. I Corinthians 1:8-9

2 comments:

Jenn said...

I'll be praying. Maybe grandma and grandpa can keep the kiddos for a bit and give you a break - coffee shop? I'll be a phone call date!

In Pursuit of His Call said...

Been praying for you! When I read about all the things you do, I am amazed! It's gotta be the Lord's strength getting you through all this and I truly am always encouraged when I visit you here. The Lord IS faithful and He will never leave or forsake you...Jenn has a good idea of having grandpa and grandma take the kiddos for a time. I'm sure they'll enjoy that special time with their grandchildren while you get a break...