Today I was praying that God would give me wisdom, that I would know what I’m doing wrong in a few situations (because I’m feeling woefully clueless).
Then it hit me that I can pray to be a good mom, but if I’m not willing to act on what he’s already told me to do to be a good mom, then praying isn’t enough.
It’s a good start, though. 🙂
So today I spent a long time working on memorizing Philipians while the kids slept. I’m figuring out that I can’t memorize effortlessly any more. I have to actually do it on purpose, and work at it. But when I consider that I can easily waste an hour looking at blogs and news and other internet things, then an hour of memorizing something shouldn’t be so hard.
Besides, it’s a good thing to think about. Today my motivation came from listening to Laurel rehearse her memory verse from Sunday school. She said it over and over. She wanted to say it to Grandma and Grandpa.
And being a servant— Jesus told us we would be happy when we actually followed his lead in putting aside our desires for others. That example is set forth eloquently in Philippians 2.
Sometimes obeying God means going to bed and trusting in him. As Laurel said over and over today,
[Casting all your care on him, for] he careth for you. I Peter 5:7