In John 10:10 Jesus promises His followers abundant life. This blog is about my life as His follower.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Encouragement

Encouragement can come from the most unexpected of sources!

Tonight I was encouraged from the words that came from my youngest son.

I'd had an encounter with my middle son that didn't go so well during and directly following our dinner together. I was so beyond tired from an exceedingly difficult day at work and a poor night's sleep last night. While I was at the sink doing the dinner dishes my youngest son suddenly said aloud "Isaiah 40:30-31". This caused me to remember the favorite passaged:

30
Even youths grow tired and weary,
and young men stumble and fall;

31 but those who hope in the LORD
will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles;
they will run and not grow weary,
they will walk and not be faint.

Isaiah 40:30-31 (NIV)

Those wonderful words from my son caused me to speak the truth aloud. To remind myself that as I wait on Him, GOD WILL renew my strength. That I've been tired lately because I'm looking to myself for strength and I just don't have enough to do and be who I want to without His supernatural strength.

Then my son says that 2 Thessalonians 3:3 is a neat verse too and I tell him that I don't know that one so he reads to me (from the NIV):

3 But the Lord is faithful, and he will strengthen and protect you from the evil one.

Isn't God good to bless me with such a wonderful son and His word?!

2 comments:

Minister Mamie L. Pack said...

Tracey,

As a mother of three sons, it is always amazing to me how God can use our children as gentle reminders of His word. There have been several times that God has used them to be reminders of His love or even as tools of correction. No one is too old or too young to be used by the Lord, which is one of the wonderful things I love about Him. Continue to be encouraged.

With blessings,

Minister Mamie L. Pack

Tracy said...

Mamie

Thanks for your comment.

I agree that the fact that God uses us where ever we're at at, whatever age or place in life, is one of the many wonderful things about God!

Great to meet another mother of 3 sons. How old are yours?

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