Thursday, September 16, 2010

God's Power Did It

"I was unsure of how to go about this, and felt totally inadequate — 
I was sacred to death, if you want the truth of it — 
and so nothing I said could have impressed you or anyone else. 
But the Message came through anyway. 
God's Spirit and God's power did it, 
which made it clear that your life of faith is 
a response to God's power, not to some fancy 
mental or emotional footwork by me or anyone else." 
1 Corinthians 2:3-5 MSG

What jumped out at me when I read this again this morning 
was how much I can relate to Paul in my calling 
as a mom and homeschooler. There are so many days 
when I feel so overwhelmed, so unable, 
when I am convinced that I am doing damage to my kids 
and that maybe my husband should stay home 
and school them and I should go get a job. 
But I know that God has called me to do this. 
So, it is my prayer that it is His Spirit at work in me 
and through me that is ministering to my kids. 
I pray that it is His power that is at work in their lives, 
drawing them to a life of faith. Faith in their lives 
is only going to come through God's power, 
not by any teaching ability I have or do not have, 
not by a fancy curriculum, or by me bringing them to every 
Bible study that is available. 
I choose to trust Him and rely on Him and rest in Him.

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