It’s Wisdom Wednesday, and I’m asking myself how Scripture has been changing me this week.
[crickets chirping] [sigh]
This week hasn’t been the greatest for spending time with God. But I have some quiet time now before the children get up. I’m calling off most schoolwork for the rest of the week to catch up on some needed responsibilities (like finding socks for Lee that actually fit him, finding a place to put all my piano music, taking care of bills and correspondence).
Has Scripture been changing you this week, specifically? What Scripture are you thinking about?
I have been remembering how God’s Word touches every area of our lives… trying to remind myself as I find myself plagued with insomnia that it is a reminder to meditate on the Lord. (Psalm 63:6, Psalm 119:148)
And, if Lee has need for “tall” socks, over size 13, both Dillard’s and JC Penny’s at North Star Mall have a “Big and Tall” department with nice socks, I think I have had the best success with Dillard’s. (Elliott is a 16, so that is where we go!)
Enjoy your week “off” to get things together… we are taking one of those in 3 weeks!
“What causes quarrels and what causes fights among you? Is it not this, that your passions are at war within you? (ie. selfish desires vs. godly desires) You desire and do not have, so you murder. (ie. get angry) You covet and cannot obtain, so you fight and quarrel. (ie. someone is not letting me have my way) You do not have, because you do not ask. (ie. not praying, rather demanding of others) You ask and do not receive, because you ask wrongly, to spend it on your passions.” (ie. Lord, why aren’t you meeting my needs?) James 4:1-3
I realized this week when I am disagreeing with my husband or children, fighting, quarreling, yelling, getting frustrated, venting, or even sometimes crying, it is not so much that I need to work on communication techniques, or problem solving strategies, it is that I need to get back right with God. To recognize my sinful selfishness is the root of all my “quarrels and fights” and I am not loving and worshiping my savior as I should. If I was, I wouldn’t be asking and not receiving. My desires clash with God’s desires. Relinquish my desires, not more clashing.
I hope that your week has been fruitful and filled with joy! =)
Thanks all! I had a good week. Productive and spirit filled some of the time. 🙂