Bring Him Glory

Monday, May 21, 2012

"Sometimes I want to listen, mama, and sometimes I don't." 

Many of you noted that the comments were disabled on my personal post from Thursday. I didn't receive any awful comments, although some made me hesitant to venture into my email, for I'm sure there are even more brutal viewpoints waiting. I love outside viewpoints, because there aren't constraints tied to every day realities. Sometimes it is a fantastic way to creatively problem solve, other times, it means unrealistic solutions.

This weekend, I retreated.

I didn't want to talk about it, really with anyone, barely even Tony.

So, I prayed.

In Luke 7, Jesus witnessed a huge funeral procession in Nain. The entire town was present. As it passed, He saw young men and women weeping. He observed religious leaders, elders and apostles weeping. He viewed fathers with their children weeping. Everywhere, He observed the sadness on people’s faces.

Nothing seemed to move Him, until he saw the mother. The bible says He had compassion when He saw her and immediately raised her boy from the dead. (Luke 7:12-15). It was the cry of a mother that moved the Heart of God.

And this weekend, I cried out to God.

And He spoke to me, of this I'm certain: 
  • God will be glorified in Isaac, His creation
  • God will be glorified in our family, as He's willed it
  • God will be glorified, despite our humanity
This was the last weekend before wedding season begins for me. Essentially, the next time I stop to breathe it will be September, which obviously couldn't come at a worse time, but I have faith. We will get through this time and we will be better for it, to God be the glory.
Uh oh, this is turning into a theme. 7 turned into 2, due to a necessary pit stop, but this quality time is priceless. 

Two Songs:
You Make Everything Glorious ::  Stronger


So let your name be lifted higher

Be lifted higher, be lifted higher

Thank you Jill for commenting "It will pass." So often Tony and I have told ourselves, other parents and each other this, but my gut check response in reading your comment has me shocked and happy in it's simple revelation.

I don't want this to "pass," I want it to bring Him glory.


Megan said...


Jill said...

This will pass.

Meredith said...

Thinking of you always friend. A sweet mentor mom at Mom's Group spoke the other day about how God chose us to be the parents of our specific children on purpose. It wasn't happenstance. We are uniquely suited to shape them (with God's help) into the people that God has planned for them to be. That was sort of like balm to my soul...

And as always, I'm always encouraged by your reminder to pray about parenting and about our kiddos, which is something that I so often forget to do in any sort of specifics.

Unknown said...

I love what Meredith said.

It's funny how our perspective changes when we go from frustrated parents to ones who look to God in all of this. After starting to read The Strong Willed Child, I began praying over Eli and Gabby after they fell asleep at night. It may sound crazy but that's when I felt like God was *really* hearing my prayers...maybe it's because I felt more open and vulnerable then but I definitely felt a calmness afterwards.

Mrs. Yellow Ribbon said...

I love that last sentence!

Adrienne said...

This is beautiful.Amen, amen, amen!

Mo said...

I am so glad you were able to put everything else aside and seek the Lord. You are clearly seeking and following the comfort and will of the Lord. Surely He will bless you through this busy, and rough patch. Your boys love you, and so does your husband. Keep you chin up! But if you just can't, lean it against the Lord's chest. For he is always there to carry us!

Sara said...

Leah, this brought tears to my eyes. Stay strong, our Lord will carry you. <3


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