Monday, August 11, 2008

My Walk Monday


I have to confess that I have not had my TAWG (Time Along With God) time in awhile. It seems that I let my distractions take priority over Him, and it shows in how I treat my family. I know that is not what God wants for me. There's no way I can be in the Spirit, but walking in my flesh. It's impossible. This morning I read the the first chapter of James, and it spoke to me so clearly. Especially this verse:

So then my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath; for the wrath of man does not produce the righteousness of God. (James 1:19-20)

That particular verse just too close to home for me! God is so good because before I even opened up my bible, my prayer to Him was that I speak to my children (and react) without being irritated, or even annoyed. I know it's because I have not spent time with the Lord that I get impatient faster, or irritated for the littlest thing. That is what the main issue is. It's not that I need to speak more lovingly to them, I need to seek His face first before I do anything else. I need His strength, His love, His Holy Spirit to get me through the trials of the day (small or little). Not only for myself, but it shows my children that we need to rely on Him for EVERYTHING! How can I be a blessing to my children if I'm not prayed up, or allowing the Lord to be in control 100%? There's no way...except one....Jesus!!

5 comments:

Scrapping Servant said...

How can we have anything to give if we have nothing left in our vessel?

I struggle with getting angry with my little ones too... and I have been yelling... I HATE it! I noticed that even if I am in the word I still NEED to pray throughout my day or I will not make it!

Please pray for me I am just now getting up to start a lot of cleaning and some cooking for dinner tonight, and it's hot!

christinnjon said...

(((Alicia))) There is a verse that God had impressed upon my heart when handling Benjamin and his screaming/tantrums and it's this:
Proverbs 15:1 (NLT)
A gentle answer turns away wrath, but harsh words stir up anger.

I cling to this whenever I need to displine him and boy does it work. God knows what Ben needs more than I do and it's not harshness in my words or tone, but gentleness. He responds MUCH better when I speak calmly and gently to him. There is hardly ever a battle-out b/w us when I obey.
Blessings to you as you seek HIM!

Michelle in Mx said...

TAWG is my greatest challange too. I am not organized enough to have a set time, a set place . . .
I know the struggle.
Great verse, wonderful reminder . . I too need to strive to be swift to hear, slow to wrath -
I love that it says that the wrath of man does not produce the righteousness of God.
Basically it tells me that all my yelling isn't going to do much, so stop. Please.
Yes. Good verse.
:-)

KIM said...

Good for you for getting out of the funk and into the LIGHT of HIS freedom.....
I hope you and Jesus have been having some awesome TAWG time!

5rosebuds said...

Hi Alicia-

I know exactly what you are talking about and good for you to get to it. I've also had a difficult time having TAWG with so much to do - but really it makes all the difference!! I love when I open my scriptures and a verse jumps out and is just what I need to hear. What a blessing!

Becky