Friday, March 20, 2009

Strength for the Journey

"At times the strength of spiritual community lies in the love of people who refrain from getting caught in the trap of trying to fix everything for us, who pray for us and allow us the pain of our wilderness, our wants, so that we may be more deeply grounded in God." Quote by Rosemary Dougherty

With having three young adults and two young children living in my home it takes great strength and discipline not to fix all of their problems but to hold back, pray, and give suggestions as they stumble along. I pray each one of my young adults will one day find their way closer to our Fathers heart. I really could try to fix all of their problems but they would not learn the great life lessons along the way that they need to live well.

I pray I will have the strength and discipline I need, to stand and pray without getting in the way of spiritual growth.

4 comments:

cindyhan111 said...

I hear you... cindy

c van gorkom poetry said...

I want to thank you for introducing me to the daily audio Bible. I look forward to its blessing every day!!

Robin said...

Cindy and Charlie thanks for visiting. The Daily Audio Bible has become a major part of my daily life. Brian Hardin has been anointed with wisdom to speak into life, encouraging God's people to let His Kingdom come and His will be done on earth. I recommend the DAB community to all who are hungry and thirsty for more of God's word.

JoAnn said...

Oh, I certainly can relate to the desire to "fix" people and their problems! :)

It takes a great deal of spiritual strength and commitment to the Lord to instead lay them on the altar and pray for the Holy Spirit to work His will in their lives.

Thank you for the reminder, Robin!