Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Fighting With v. Fighting For
Do not be afraid of them. Remember the Lord, who is great and awesome, and fight for your brothers, your sons, your daughter, your wives, and your homes.
I've been reading along in Nehemiah with #shereadstruth. (This is my first time doing a study with them). I was wondering what I was going to do for the summer now that our CBS study wrapped up. I love that I wake up with an email in my inbox with the days reading. Saturday's reading was one of those that hit me between the eyes. As a mom of girls (10, 8, and 7) that I am with all.the.time., it seems that a lot of our days revolves around our feelings and fussings with one another. We are either creating the drama or cleaning up after it.
A good reminder from Nehemiah that I'm supposed to fighting for my family (especially these three little ladies) instead of with them. God will equip me as I parent them if I remember to lean on Him.
and do not be grieved, for the joy of the Lord is your strength