Wednesday, January 27, 2010

I Need Wisdom

Dear God,

Without a doubt, and despite being a Christian since the mid-90's, I still need wisdom. Each day I am faced with a lot of decisions for which I have no solid, concrete answers. Like for instance, I have to make discipline choices when dealing with the kids... Or I have to decide if DS or DD need to go see their Pedia when they get sick, or if my gut feel of treating them as a Mom would suffice... I wonder how I should dress my kids -- whether they should wear shorts, but be prone to insect bites, or be in pants sans the cool weather in Manila... Or is the latest toy or computer game safe for them...? May be trivial for some people, but I know You don't think that way, Lord...

And then comes the much harder, more thought-provoking, long-term questions -- such as what method of education is best for my family...? And these are questions mainly about my DS and DD... They don't even touch on other important decisions yet. We also have family decisions, like, will we travel out of the country this year, or the next...? Or, how can we have quality time together despite our busy schedules...? And how much money can we save...?

Lord, it all seems very overwhelming to me. I truly need Your help in this. Please grant me the abundant wisdom You have promised, and help me to rest in the knowledge that You will guide me in everything (whether in shallow times or otherwise), everyday. Thank You, Lord.

If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God,
who gives generously to all without finding fault,
and it will be given to him.
James 1:5


  1. I pray that the Lord grant you the clarity you seek in knowing His Will for your beautiful family! You have the heart of a loving and devoted mother :) God bless you in your vocation!

  2. Hello Judy, thank you for dropping by.

    Amen, I claim that prayer of yours and thank you for your thoughtful and kind words. I am encouraged all the more to do my best in becoming the best Mom to my kids.

    I dropped by your site and am blessed by what I have read. Congratulations for being able to homeschool for 24 years and for taking care of 10 wonderful kids! God is indeed good!

    Blessings and have a great week! I will be following your site too. =)