This week At the Well study we are discussing how to love the ones we are with. The post yesterday was very convicting and encouraging. Don't forget to check it out.
Have you ever experienced times or circumstances when you've "checked out" mentally or been tempted to? How does this affect your ability to love or serve those around you?
Sad to say that I am a victim of this checking out mentally. I have done it before in the past and it wasn't the smartest thing to do. I would get frustrated and just walk away. Instead of drawing from the source of help,Jesus,I just gave up. I am learning not to do that. I am learning His grace is sufficient for me in all things. When I would do that it only made things worse. The baby kept crying and the 2 year old kept doing whatever it was he was told not to do. But when I take a breath and asked God to help me with whatever I needed, things did pan out. God just wans us to call on Him no matter what it is we need. Sometimes things may not cease immediately and sometimes they may. God didn't say everything will stop right then,but He did say He would help us through the chaos. This verse has been an encouragement to me: And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. II Corinthians 12:9