Monday, October 6, 2008

Honestly....

I'm having one of those mornings where my patience is wearing thin with my children. I don't like that, I don't WANT to be like that. I need some Bible and prayer time to reset my focus....

Prov. 31:26
She speaks with wisdom, and faithful instruction is on her tongue. NIV

She opens her mouth in wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue. NASB

1 Cor. 13:4
Love is patient, love is kind...does not act unbecomingly...is not provoked NASB

Love...is not rude...is not easily angered NIV

Galations 5:22-23
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, PATIENCE, KINDNESS, goodness, faithfulness, GENTLENESS AND SELF-CONTROL.

1 Peter 3:3-4
Your beauty should not come from outward adornment....instead it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God's sight.

Phil. 4:8
Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable - if anything is excellent or praiseworthy - think about such things.

**please leave comments and share with me and us all the things or verses that help you when you're having one of those moments or days.

3 comments:

Jenny Kay said...

I had a morning like that with my kids just last week. Friday it was. I removed myself and sat and cried. Hard.
Then God reminded me that He is there and that I was giving into Satan's temptation to feel sorry for myself. I apoligized to my children and went on with the rest of the day. I'm partial to:
"And surely I am with you always. Even to the very end of the age." Matthew 28:20

Basking in the Son said...

Do not grow weary in (being a good parent), for at the proper time, you will reap a reward. Michele's paraphrase of Gal. 6:9

chelaners said...

ouch - you got me there. those scriptures are like a stinging, healing pain - like lemon juice on the cut of my stressed out soul today.

Lord help me be a better mommy!