Monday, November 12, 2012


In a spiritual sense my identity is found in Christ. Christ saved me and when I accepted the Truth of the Gospel my identity was transformed.  2 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come.  The old has gone, the new is here!  I am incredibly thankful and amazed at how God works in our lives. However, being a woman;  my Identity is also found in my home and my family.  Similar to how a man finds his self or Identity in his career and how he provides for the Family.     My career is my mommyhood.  I take pleasure in my calling to be a faithful, submissive, and respectful wife; and a loving, kind, compassionate mommy. This being said, I'm a little depressed or sad today.  My family is "off balance" right now.  May it be from a year of chaos with my son?  An emotional rollar coaster regarding a special "extended" family member that started in May? (of which is confidential so I cannot share it with you all) Many sleepless nights?  My little girl growing up and not wanting to give up some "baby items?"  The time-change throwing off the family's sleep schedule that was already not good? Or am I just burnt out and have I lost my sense of intuition to figure out what is going on with my family? Whatever the case may be, I'm struggling today with it.  I want to fix it.  God please help our family get back on track.  May we look to you for all our needs and desires.  Something is off balance, please give us the direction and wisdom to get back on track.  Thank you for saving me and thank you for the cross, In Jesus Name...Amen.

Psalm 25

Of David.

1 In you, Lord my God,
    I put my trust.
2 I trust in you;
    do not let me be put to shame,
    nor let my enemies triumph over me.
3 No one who hopes in you
    will ever be put to shame,
but shame will come on those
    who are treacherous without cause.
4 Show me your ways, Lord,
    teach me your paths.
5 Guide me in your truth and teach me,
    for you are God my Savior,
    and my hope is in you all day long.
6 Remember, Lord, your great mercy and love,
    for they are from of old.
7 Do not remember the sins of my youth
    and my rebellious ways;
according to your love remember me,
    for you, Lord, are good.
8 Good and upright is the Lord;
    therefore he instructs sinners in his ways.
9 He guides the humble in what is right
    and teaches them his way.
10 All the ways of the Lord are loving and faithful
    toward those who keep the demands of his covenant.
11 For the sake of your name, Lord,
    forgive my iniquity, though it is great.
12 Who, then, are those who fear the Lord?
    He will instruct them in the ways they should choose.
13 They will spend their days in prosperity,
    and their descendants will inherit the land.
14 The Lord confides in those who fear him;
    he makes his covenant known to them.
15 My eyes are ever on the Lord,
    for only he will release my feet from the snare.
16 Turn to me and be gracious to me,
    for I am lonely and afflicted.
17 Relieve the troubles of my heart
    and free me from my anguish.
18 Look on my affliction and my distress
    and take away all my sins.
19 See how numerous are my enemies
    and how fiercely they hate me!
20 Guard my life and rescue me;
    do not let me be put to shame,
    for I take refuge in you.
21 May integrity and uprightness protect me,
    because my hope, Lord, is in you.
22 Deliver Israel, O God,
    from all their troubles!