I know I've been lax on daily or even weekly updates on us, here on the blog, for quite a while. I plan to do better about that – honest! :) I'm going to try to allow myself to write shorter entries, and to be less critical of each entry. It's true that we tend to be our own worst critics, yeah?
So, on with an update:
We had a pretty miserable weekend here. We are all sick, and it's a good thing misery loves company, because neither Doug nor I felt up to church yesterday. We all slept most of the day. I even missed listening to the morning church service online because I was asleep. I can't even remember the last time that happened.
We are all taking our supplements, especially the new vitamin C powder we added to our arsenal, and I am p-r-a-y-i-n-g that we will be feeling better soon.
Of course, yesterday was supposed to be Doug's first Sunday working in the children's ministry at church. I cannot help but think this illness had some devilish assistance in finding our house!
On the days when we feel particularly unimportant, it would be wise for us to remember how hard our enemy fights to keep us from doing our work for the Lord – whether that work is in your home, in your church ministry, or at your job. The devil would like nothing better than to keep us ineffective in our own personal circles.
I Peter 5:8 "Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour"
We must remember that even though we have a powerful adversary, we have an even mightier Advocate!!!
I John 4:4 "Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world."
Have things been difficult at your house too? Believe me, I understand! Let's pray for one another, and encourage one another to continue strong in our faith, as we do the work the Lord has entrusted to us today.
If you have a particular prayer request, share it with me here in the comments or by email. I will pray about it with you. I would appreciate your prayers for us, too. 🙂