Sunday, April 01, 2012


This morning, we're preparing our family to celebrate Palm Sunday.

We're also preparing our home for two showings this afternoon.

I'm finding it very hard to balance the two, though I know the more imprtant is preparing my heart and the helping and tending the hearts of my children. The balancing act that I'm seeking is one that any parent is familiar with. Following the wisdom of a friend, I put myself in the Word. And here's the verse I read from Psalms.

3 When the foundations are being destroyed,
what can the righteous do?”

4 The LORD is in his holy temple;
the LORD is on his heavenly throne.
He observes everyone on earth;
his eyes examine them.
5 The LORD examines the righteous,
but the wicked, those who love violence,
he hates with a passion.
6 On the wicked he will rain
fiery coals and burning sulfur;
a scorching wind will be their lot.

7 For the LORD is righteous,
he loves justice;
the upright will see his face.

Psalm 11

As we seek to walk as children of the promise, in faith and not by sight, I find myself growing tired and frustrated. I know that God is teaching me perseverance at this point. It would be so easy to become discouraged, to feel picked on by God and frustrated that though I see his hand, I don't know his plan. The Psalms brought just the encouraged to preserve that I needed. The Lord is righteous! And when I don't know what to do, my step of obedience is to believe that.