I am currently reading a devotional book entitled "Jesus Calling" by Sarah Young. I am in a season of life where I don't have the luxury of pouring over God's word for hours at a time. I have a very, very busy toddler to keep up with and a daughter with T1, not to mention a tween and a teenager that keep me on my toes as well. It is tiring but I still need God's word and I still need to keep my gaze focused on Him to keep from losing my step. This book is great for me in this season. No pressure, no hours of reading and studying just nuggets to keep me grounded.
This morning's reading spoke to me. Most of those who read my blog are fellow D moms. I have been reading your blogs and you are all amazing women and I am so thankful that God placed you in my path. We all have our good days and bad days and many of you have given me hope that one day the good days might just out number the bad. D is hard to manage on it's own when all is right with the world and the planets align just so, but add to that swimmers ear, selling a house, another child dx, another child dealing with a different illness, a growth spurt, pregnacy, summer activity and hot weather etc. D comes in and tries to get the upper hand some days. If you are having one of those days or weeks then maybe this will speak to you as well.
"Keep walking with Me along the path I have chosen for you. Your desire to live close to Me is a delight to My heart. I could instantly grant you the spiritual riches you desire, but that is not My way for you. Together we will forge a pathway up the high mountain. The journey is arduous at times, and you are weak. Someday you will dance lightfooted on the high peaks; but for now, your walk is often plodding and heavy. All I require of you is to take the next step, clinging to My hand for strength and direction. Though the path is difficult and the scenery dull at the moment, there are sparkling surprises just around the bend. Stay on the path I have selected for you. It is truly the path of Life."
Keep on keeping on, my friends! You are all doing a beautiful job at caring for you children and are a shining example to me! Thanks for letting me be a part of your journey.