Wednesday, May 12, 2010

God Give Me Wisdom

     Don't you love being a Mom? But isn't it hard? Can I get an Amen? Adalie is almost 2 and pushing me, sometimes to my breaking point. We are dealing with tantrums, food battles, her using the word "no" constantly and emotional instability. James said last night, "is she bipoler" ? No, he wasn't serious BUT she goes from happy to tears in .5 seconds.

     Consistency is SO imporatant while discplining and exhausting! On the hard days with Adalie I need a nap at noon just as much as she does. All I know to do is pray for God to grant me wisdom in each moment with her. Show me when to use grace and when to use the mommy rath :) I came across some encouraging words from John Ortberg on this blog. God deals with each of us in unique and special ways. I hope to do this with Adalie, although knowing I will continuely fall short of the perfect love God has shown me.

“He had Abraham take a walk,

Elijah take a nap,

Joshua take a lap,

Adam take the rap.

He gave Moses a 40-year timeout,

He gave David a harp and a dance,

He gave Paul a pen and a scroll.

He wrestled with Jacob,

argued with Job,

whispered to Elijah,

warned Cain,

and comforted Hagar.

He gave Aaron an altar,

Miriam a song,

Gideon a fleece,

Peter a name,

and Elisha a mantle.

Jesus was stern with the young rich ruler,

tender with the woman caught in adultery,

patient with the disciples,

blistering with the scribes,

gentle with the children,

and gracious with the theif on the cross.”

by John Ortberg


Lisa said...

So you now understand why we had "nap time" everyday!

MCD said...

Yes, totally understand! Especially with 4.