We all know that raising children is hard work. It requires consistency and discipline not only of ourselves but also of our children. Children are definitely a blessing and given to us by God to raise up for His kingdom, but I must admit…
Some days I get so tired of reminding the children to pick up their clothes.
Some days I get so tired of finding odd socks outside, even though they have been told not to take them off outside.
Some days I get tired of the kitchen floor being dirty, no matter how many times I sweep it.
Some days, especially in winter I get tired of all the dust that the wood heater keeps producing.
Some days I get so tired of preparing meals and being on top of the groceries.
Some days I get tired of battling through bad attitudes with lessons.
But on the other hand…
My husband had the opportunity to catch up with an old school friend this past week.
He is about the same age as my husband (close to 50) and we think he is married, he has a partner any way.
He drives the latest model of a most expensive car, and I am sure that he doesn’t have to worry about the floor being dirty.
He doesn’t have any children. He has been working all of his life for his bank balance.
Now I am sure that he can buy himself anything he desires, I bet he even has ducted gas heating in his house, and in a worldly way, that would be great, but we don’t want to be of the world.
So although we struggle to pay our bills some months and we don’t drive a fancy car or have a fancy big house with ducted gas heating, we have so much more.
We have 4 beautiful children, 1 lovely son-in-law and 2 beautiful granddaughters.
So I have to fight battles at home with school and clothing. So I struggle to keep the floor clean and am constantly cooking to keep everyone fed.
I would rather be tired of these things than never have experienced them.
We are blessed to be able to be raising children to love the Lord and follow Him with their whole heart.
God has given us more than we could ever have asked for.
Philippians 4:11-13 Not that I speak from want, for I have learned to be content in whatever circumstances I am. I know how to get along with humble means, and I also know how to live in prosperity; in any and every circumstance I have learned the secret of being filled and going hungry, both of having abundance and suffering need. I can do all things through Him who strengthens me.
Luke 12:15 Then he said to them, “Watch out! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; a man’s life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions.”
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17 thoughts on “WHAT MORE COULD WE ASK FOR…”
Praising the dear Lord with you for all of our bountiful blessings! There is no nobler calling for a woman’s life than to be a wife and mother. Your Godly example is such a blessing!
Thank you so much Cheryl for your most kind comment. You are right it is such a noble calling but one that comes with such trials and tribulations. A young mother at church said that since she had become a mother she understood what it was like to wear your heart on the outside of your body. Her little boy was in hospital with issues when he was first born and they still don’t know what the issue was but he is such a beautiful little boy and such a blessing. Thank you so much my friend. xxxx
You have more than enough if you have love and gratitude in your heart. You are one blessed family! 🙂
Thank you so much Lux for your kind and most lovely comment. I appreciate your thoughts on this and you are right we are one blessed family. Thank you so much Lord. Blessings to you Lux and have a great week.
Thanks for sharing. I love the verse, “Godliness with contentment is great gain.” We are blessed when we are thankful for where God has put us in life.
Thank you so much Leslie for your kind comment, may God bless you this week as your are thankful for your place in His world. Blessings
your family is truly blessed.
Thank you so much Denise. Blessings
Amen! Life is full and wonderful, especially when I stop look around and realize the countless blessings God has poured over us. It took me too long to learn He equipped me for my life and embracing that life gives me more joy and satisfaction than I could find anywhere else. Blessings!
Thank you so much Deb for sharing you thoughts with us. I was the same but now I embrace all that He has made me to be, what a wonderful blessing for us both. Have a great week, thank you for hosting. Blessings
I love how you show contentment with where God has you at this time and in this place. Thank you for sharing this at The Weekend Brew.
Thank you so much Mary for hosting and for your most kind comment. Blessings to you and yours.
This line right here really got me: “I would rather be tired of these things than never have experienced them.” Yes, a thousand times yes! Thank you for giving this mama some perspective tonight, and for linking up with us at Grace and Truth last week!
Thank you so much Jen for stopping by and for your encouraging comment. I too needed this perspective, and I am glad to have shared it around. Thanks for stopping by. Blessings to you and your family.
Sweet post! This post was enjoyed by many on my last link up party. I featured it by sharing a link.
See ya at the Link Up Party!
Thank you so much Chris for the feature and for your lovely link up. You are such a blessing. May God be with you this week. xxxx
Recently heard “Gratefulness Produces Contentment!” You’ve got it right!! Thank you for linking up at Theology Thursdays FOR KIDS!!! You will be featured this week, Thursday!