I wonder if Mary ever yelled at Jesus? Or if Noah's wife yelled at all of their children? Was David's mother a yeller too? Did they allow themselves to get frazzled like I do? Did their kids ever tell them to chill-ax a little. "Just chill-ax Mom...I'll tend to the sheep later. Geez!" That would make me feel a little better if they did. I mean this was God himself and two of the strongest men in the Bible and their kids. If they were yelled at a little by their mothers, and turned out as well as they did...maybe there is hope that I am not damaging my kids by yelling too much sometimes...okay alot.
So...maybe they are right. (Don't tell them I said that. That could set me up for trouble later. LOL ) Maybe I need to chill-ax. Maybe they know more about patience than I do. (Don't tell them I said that either.) I could use a little less stress. I do tend to get too intense sometimes. I don't mean to...it just happens. There's that patience lesson again. Patience. It keeps coming back to bite me in the rear end. I'm working on it...day by day. As they say...the first step to fixing a problem is to admit that you have a problem...right?Dear God...I am honored to have the privelege to raise these children that You have blessed me with. Help me to have patience and speak softly to them. Give me words of wisdom as I discipline them. Continue to help me teach them of Your love and grace in their lives. Reveal Yourself to them in a new way each day. Mold them in Your hands Lord. To You I give all the Glory and Praise for their lives. In Jesus' name...Amen. Psalm 111:10 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom; all who follow his precepts have good understanding. To him belongs eternal praise. Proverbs 29:17 Discipline your son, and he will give you peace; he will bring delight to your soul.
Proverbs 24:3-4 Through wisdom a house is built, and by understanding it is established; by knowledge the rooms are filled with all precious and pleasant riches.