Yesterday I sat on my couch and listened to five children at play. They played and I sat, exhausted. A day can do that to a mom. In their game of house, one of the girls pretended to be the mom and I wondered if she was tired too. Was she worn out by the daily routine like me?
Today I started my day soaking in Colossians and I landed on this verse:
"being strengthened with all power according to his glorious might so that you may have great endurance and patience, joyfully ... " Colossians 1:11
My answer was there in black and white.
If I want to joyfully parent with great endurance and patience, I can no longer rely on my own "pull yourself up by the bootstraps" kind of strength. No more "grin and bear it". No more "grit your teeth and get through". Nope.
I need the power of my Savior - ALL power - the power available only according to HIS glorious might. It's the only kind of strength that will do.
And so here I sit once again, but this time marvelling - admiring - in awe of Jesus who is willing to exert all His glorious might today just so that I can display endurance and patience with joy.
That touches the heart of this mom. Does it touch your heart too?
Today's challenge: Before I start my day running, will I bend low and ask for this supernatural strength - all power according to his glorious might - so that I might have great endurance and patience?