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Life is beautiful whether you're soaking in sunshine or caught in a thunderstorm. I take the beauty of life for granted too often. I have a supportive husband who I don't want to live life without, a beautiful son who is always reminding me of the simple things that really matter, and an independent daughter who is teaching me to throw schedules out the window and live in the moment. My day is made when free samples fill my mailbox. I love discovering a new product and sharing it with others. I'm addicted to coupons and every penny counts. I hope you will enjoy reading my posts and will share your success stories with me as well.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

I Can Do All Things....Through Christ Who Strengthens Me

I'm tired.  I'm tired of punishing.  I'm tired of feeling helpless.  I'm tired of saying no.  I'm tired of not being able to fix problems.  I'm tired of not being able to change someone. 
 
Rewind.  I'm tired of not being able to change someone?  It is impossible for me to change someone.  Only God can change someone, so why do I think it's my responsibility?  It's my responsibility to be praying for this person.  I need to be praying that the Holy Spirit will be softening his little heart and he will want to choose right over wrong.  I need to pray that God will transform this little child.  And praying has been at the bottom of my list.  I'm too busy figuring out solutions and new punishments to make my plan work.  And I've been failing miserably the last 3 months.
 
God, please change my mindset.  Help me to lean on You for strength.  Help me to start praying for this child that You love so very much.  Help me to look at him the way You look at him....with grace and mercy.  I need strength that only You can give me.
 
Philippians 4:13 says "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me".
 


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