Tuesday, July 29, 2008

on a serious note...

Today my thoughts have been, well, on a serious note...

I am watching the adoption world of Vietnam fall apart right before me with no answers in sight.
I am being tested.
I am raising 3 beautiful children to have a love for Christ and others.
I am being tested.
I am listening to my husband discuss issues at his work.
I am being tested.
I am going about my daily household chores (which seems to be a never ending task these days).
I am being tested.
I am trying to help others in need.
I am being tested.
I am trying to find atleast some small way to save a few pennies.
I am being tested.
I am trying to be a great friend.
I am being tested.
I am trying to be a better listener and slower speaker.
I am being tested.
I am keeping my focus on my own paper not others.
I am being tested.
I am daily striving to be a crown to my husband and godly mother.
I am being tested.
I am wondering when our house will sell.
I am being tested.
I am constantly striving for a gentle and quiet spirit in this crazy world.
And yes, once more, I am being tested.
And the list goes on and on...

Sometimes you need to step back and examine yourself. To check and see how you react and respond to everything. Because it does make a difference. I will pass some tests and unfortunately fail others. Some are over immediately and some take years. I want to seek God with every detail. I want to be aware of His presence and power. I want to have a faith that stands up to every test. That can be tough, you know.

3 comments:

Ashley said...

"Come to me all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give yourest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden light." Matthew 11:28-30

"So, do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I amyour God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand."
Isaiah 41:10

Amanda Pilkinton said...

Courtney,
Thank you for blogging this. I am so on the same page. I am praying for you and thinking about you.
Love ya,
Amanda

sonya gay stokes said...

thanks for your example to me court... i love you.