Friday, 9 August 2013

It's all His Work

Painting up Jeremy's message for him
I was reading yesterday in Philippians about how God began a good work in me.  And He will bring it to completion.  What a freeing verse.  I seem to put so much energy in trying to be the perfect wife for Jeremy, supporting him in his ministry.  Making sure I provide a nice restful, homely environment for him to come home to.  I try so hard to be the perfect mother helping the kids to get through their school work (which there is a lot of), teaching them how to deal with issues in a Biblical way.  I am trying so hard all the time to take each instruction that I read in the Bible and other godly books and apply them to my life.  It is exhausting.  Yes, I should strive to be the best I can but I must always remember it is God who began the good work in me and He will bring it to completion.  I have lost my joy in trying to meet some perfect standard that I concocted in my head.  I have failed to meet that standard and then battled feeling so down because I have failed.  Oh how silly I have been!

Once again I am reminded to find my joy and fulfilment in Him.  As I seek to 'Love the Lord your God with all [my] heart' and 'Delight [myself] in Him', he will continue to work in me bringing His work in me to perfection.  Life is so much simpler and enjoyable when my focus is on Him.

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