Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Homekeeper's Journal~Renewing My Strength

The Homekeeper's Journal is provided by Sylvia Britton at The Christian Homekeeper. Sylvia writes a weekly devotional and those participating respond on their own blogs. Be sure to go on over and check out her blog!

Renew My Strength, Lord

"But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint." Isa. 30:31

1) Write about a time when you waited for something from God.

It seems like there is always an opportunity to be waiting on God. We have waited to hear what God would say and how he would lead toward or away from ministry opportunities, a move of our family, a loved one to be saved, a need to be met. God is always faithful though, and always answers. Our job is to be submissive and accepting of His answer whether it be yes, no, or wait! Sounds easy...sometimes it is and sometimes it isn't...either time it is sooo necessary. "In acceptance lieth peace." Amy Carmichael

2) Are there times when you feel weary? In light of the scripture today, what are you going to do with your weariness in the future?

I read Wardeh's response to these just now and like her, I feel like I am always weary. Life runs awfully fast for me. I mostly get weary from homeschooling to be honest. The steady, ubiquitous presence of planning, teaching and correcting take much of my energy. So this is my biggest area in life where I need to lean daily on the Lord.

3) Is there something, some area of life, where you need God to renew your strength?

Yep, homeschooling...oh, and trying to keep a "clean enough for company" house with enough clean laundry for everyone to be able to put on clean clothes at the beginning of the day! Oh and keeping up with time in the Word and prayer daily too!


Cheryl (Copper's Wife) said...

May God bless you with strength and energy during this homeschooling year.

~Bren~ said...

I am working on renewal too.
Your homeschool year looks awesome!!! It is all a beautiful plan!

Anonymous said...

Dear Karen,
You really have a way of saying things to where they almost sound poetic! You have a gift for teaching, that is for sure. I enjoyed reading your thoughts. Hugs, Robin