Monday, October 31, 2011

I need thee, oh I need thee

This excerpt is shared from the Duggar Family Blog Michelle's Message to Mother's...

It was 1:00 AM in the morning as I stood folding laundry with tears streaming down my cheeks. Feelings of being overwhelmed flooded my mind. I cried aloud, "LORD I NEED YOUR HELP, I can't do it all! I feel so inadequate! Diapers, dishes, laundry, meals, cleanup, school lessons, baths, hugs, kisses, correction..." My list seemed to go on and on.

Then it was as if a still small voice said, "Michelle, it's easy to praise ME when things are going good, but are you willing to praise ME now?" Immediately the scripture that says, "Offer up a sacrifice of praise", came to mind.
I said, "OK Lord, I will praise you even now! It really is a sacrifice!" So through the tears I began to sing, "The joy of the Lord is my strength". ....
I heard Michelle deliver this message at our homeschool conference this year and as she recalled this scene it still brought her to tears. This event occured many years ago in fact at the time she only had 5  kiddos.

But I can tell you now that I can so poingetnly fell the cry of her heart, here in Texas, as this Mama has come to the same conclusion that Michelle did. Because once you hit 5 kiddos there truly is not enough of Mama to do everything that needs doing.

I have also become very aware of our short comings as parents. Frankly, we are now in a season of discipline which is also tiring. But again I hold onto my Lord Jesus, Abba Father and cry out to him  beleiving:"Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up." Gal 6:9 so I daily press on toward the prize (Phil 3:14).This is never done perfectly nor do I think I have fully grasped the message of Gal. 6:9 in my children or me for that matter. I simply understand it more now.   

We are currently reading aloud a book about George Mueller a Prussian missionary in Bristol ,England; this book has been a great encouaragement to me. I am comforted in the knowledge that just as he has answered the most simply prayers of George Mueller that God answers prayers. Our prayers are not to little for him, he does not consider them to be a bother but on the contrary he is egarly awaiting us to come to His throne room and beesech Him in prayer and yet I am the one who tarries not Him .

So just like Michelle I find my self crying out to the Lord but not in my laundry room (where I probably should be) but in my bed at my computer. A broken and contrite spirit now recognizing the simple truth that I need thee every hour Lord!...I NEED HIM daily as a constant companion. His word is not in a book but on my lips and in my heart and it is being engrafted into my mind.

Okay Lord I Need thee, Oh I need thee! 
May the presence of the Lord fill you heart and your day!

1 comment:

Unknown said...

"...I am the one who tarries not Him."

I really needed to read this today. For a week I have tarried. Now my knees are on the floor. I will seek him.

God bless you! Thank you for linking up at NOBH. Welcome to our blog hop, and I look forward to reading more of your insightful words.

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