Wednesday, January 04, 2012
I had every intention of getting up early this morning and going to the gym. I had my alarm set for 5:45 and I had my gym clothes set aside so all I had to do was get up and put on the clothes and get in the car. But then my son woke up at midnight, throwing up, once again after an entire weekend of not being able to keep food down. And then he woke up at 3, and then at 5. So when 5:45 rolled around, I was sleeping. And the gym was still there, just without me.
But that's ok. I'm not going to let that discourage me from getting in some exercise today. I know that I can wait until later to go, once my hubby gets home, or I can try and do something else today. So we'll see what happens. I discovered a book on my book shelf yesterday that I forgot that I had. I haven't read it yet, but I'm going to start today. It's title is "An Invitation to Prayer for Mothers." It is for any type of mother, a mother of small or older children, a spiritual mother for new believers, or a mentor to other woman. I hope you find it encouraging.
"If anyone speaks, let him speak as the oracles of God. If anyone ministers, let him do it as with the ability which God supplies, that in all things God may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom belong the glory and the dominion forever and ever. Amen." 1 Peter 4:11
Lord, You have graciously given me certain abilities. May I always be faithful and responsible to live in such a way that You would be honored and glorified. Speak to my heart and may Your Spirit forever guide my thoughts. Help me as a mother to use the gifts You have given me in ways that are pleasing to You. This I ask in Your precious name. Amen.