Thursday, December 30, 2010

Loving Channie God's way

Training Channie Mae has been one of those day to day kinda things.
She is so much like me that I wonder if I can train her at all.
The virtues that I want her to have I'm still working on. I will always
be working on them.
An unruly tongue;
A fretful disposition;
An unwillingness to bear the burdens of others;
Fine words hiding shabby thoughts;
A friendly face masking a cold heart;
Many neglected opportunities and many uncultivated talents;
Much love and beauty unappreciated and many blessings unacknowledged.
I want every worthless affection brought to the surface.
A clean heart within her that keeps her clinging to her Father.

Let not the noises of the world ever so confuse her that she cannot hear Thee speak.
Let her have grace to think, not of what she can get, but what she can give.

Having mere joy for living

For the sweet country farm she calls home and her grandfather before her
called home. Let her be thankful for a childhood of rest without loneliness
and sickness.

Help her to remember her place in life. How small she will always be
compared to you Father.

As I have these few fleeting moments to train her I pray that
I will teach her to laugh and be happy in the Lord and her
circumstances. I pray that I'm gentle with her and long
suffering on those days that are hard.

I, therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you to

walk worthy of the calling with which you were called

with all lowliness and gentleness, with long suffering,

bearing with one another in love, endeavoring to keep the unity

of the Spirit in the bond of peace.



Mrs. Stam said...

Beautiful, this is a very encouraging post!

Aunt Kathy :o) said...

Beautiful pictures!!!

Sarah said...

I love this post. It definitely portrays your love for your daughter and your fear in the Lord (the good kind of fear!) in training her.

Blessings on you,

Anonymous said...

Just want you to know that this is a blessing to me this morning. Life sometimes happens at such a blinding speed. I get caught up in the chaos of business sometimes and it does blind me to my true call, for this time, to train these precious gifts HE has so graciously given. I hate the chaos and when i lose balance and so many things call me away from my focus to train and teach. Life is so very short, our time with our children even shorter. Thank you for reminding me of what is most needful. It seems as though i need constant reminders. I need to take every thought captive to the obedience of Christ. Why so easily distracted?? So with tears streaming down my face, again thank you. Praise God for brothers and sisters in Jesus that draw us continually to HIM. Lord bless you. Oh, i have a coupla Channies myself among my crew :-). tammy

Laurel said...

Beautiful post ... and beautiful pictures.

Robin ... thank you so much for your love and prayers as we are walking through yet another trial. The love of my Bloggy Friends means the world to me.


The Byrd's Nest said...

What a beautiful post and prayer for our children. I just love they way you express yourself:)

Pamela said...

This is a beautiful, heartfelt post. The pictures are beautiful, too. Ephesians 4 that you ended the post with is so true--walking worthy. God gives us life and our part is to walk worthy--and believe you are as you train your sweet children.

Nabila Grace said...

Beautiful my dear. I have some of the same feelings with my son :o)

rachellechaseblog said...

absolutely beautifully captured and beautifully written!


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