Sunday, August 3, 2008

Spirit Filled on my Fourth Day One

I so desire to have Spirit-filled children.
I pray that they learn now the difference between living by their sin nature and living by the Spirit that gives us the fruits we need to live by!
I have been asking God to help me develop an attitude of worship that is not dependent on circumstances, not distracted by other things that crowd into my life, but is focused on his greatness and goodness to me.
As I am doing this I'm realizing that at the root of my children's responses is a distraction. I need to redirect their focus. I get obedient and pleasant children only when they are getting what they want. Is it like that with me? Is my focus so on myself that God is using my children to teach me something?
Oh, how I yearn to only see Him and care about Him.
God remove me from myself. I don't want to get in the way of what you want to do in and through me.

In half an hour our fourth set of campers will begin arriving. May I go into this next week of camp with as much excitement that I had the first week. I am trying so hard to set the tone for the week today by addressing the problem within us (the girls and ME.)
Father, I canNOT do any of this without you. I choose to live in a worshipful, spirit-filled life!


Kimberly said...

I love that you have your prayer requests at the top of your page. I think I may have to start doing that. What a great way for us to be able to lift each other up in prayer.

Rachel, I get so encouragement from reading your blog. It is so good to know I'm not the only one who struggles like I do. Thank you for your comments on MY blog, encouraging me. Please know that you're being prayed for.

And I am SO jealous that you are getting to go to San Antonio. A group of us here tried to go, but we just couldn't make it happen. You are going to have your socks knocked off!

Mimi said...

I agree that it is great to have your request right there. I can't wait for you to get into the Genesis study I have been preparing for September. It is right along with dying to self, etc. It has always been that way...from the Garden on. Such good stuff to challenge me!! I do pray that this week goes well. Marj asked about you this morning. she prays for you every day.

Erica Lynn said...

Great post. Thank you Rachel. I will be praying.