Our Blessed Chaos

My hubby + a 1st grader + twins in kindergarten + 4 critters..... Yeah it is chaos, but we are blessed!

Today's Verse

I have been very neglectful with my bible reading, devotionals, and study for bascially all of September. Now I must stop feeling guilty, ask for forgiveness and repent. By repenting I have to simply get back into the Word and stick to my routines. In my prayers I have been asking God for strength and I feel like I am blessed to be receiving what I have prayed for. So back into it! I won't have alot of time today because I chose to work on my routines first and the kids will soon be up from their nap.

Scripture
Psalm 12
blueletterbible.org

Observation

Verse 1 hit me hard - the godly are fast disappearing! Godly people are harder to find, especially those my own age. Our new church is very rural and very small. Quite a contrast to the churches we attended in southern California! In California we were surrounded by young couples and young families. The children's ministries were in full swing and did not blink an eye when came with our three babies. Our little church now is very traditional and the young children in regular attendance are our three toddlers plus three others. Our kids are half of the nursery so they had to make some adjustments when we started to come to church!

Wednesday nights are the adult bible study and if there are 15 people it is a big crowd. I really enjoy Wednesday nights because it gives me a chance to be with the Lord and in His word, but also it is my break. However, I am the youngest in the group - all the others could easily be old enough to be my parents or even grandparents. I wonder every week, where are all the young families in this area. Surely we are not the only family with young children that could be attending church.

Application

I know of two families with young children that our pastor has recently visited. It is now my turn. I need to be visiting these families, not to get them to come to church, but to witness to them and then let the Holy Spirit work in their lives.

Prayer

Lord, please give me the strength to stay with my routines so that I can have peace with my daily life and the desire to gt into the Word. Also give me wisdom to witness and share your Word with the families that I plan to visit with in the next few days.

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