Anyway, she's got some great thoughts and has an casual writing style that is easy to read. I've felt a little overwhelmed by a few things this week- nothing major, just being a mom and life in general. Scripture study is one of those things that is hard for me to be consistent with or feel that I'm doing enough of. Sister weeks gives a good, albeit cheesy, analogy:
Scripture study is like cinnamon. It doesn't take very much cinnamon to flavor a
whole recipe and make it taste good. It takes just a little scripture study to
make our whole day good. Heavenly Father knows we don't have hours to spend studying each day. He will magnify the effort we make. He will teach us and fill us with power as we dedicate time each day to studying and pondering his word.
That is very comforting to me.
I've also had days (namely, yesterday) where I felt I had hit my limit. You know what I mean. Done, had it. Love these children but gotta get away. Except that it's only 4:00 and dad isn't due home for at least three hours. Sister Weeks describes a few of these days and says,
Sometimes we don't have enough. We don't have enough time, energy, money,
patience, willpower, talent- you name it. When it feels as if we will never be
equal to the challenge, we can still be grateful for the little we do have....
He can bless us, magnify us and multiply us! He can help us be more and
accomplish more than we ever could on our own. When you don't think you can run,
walk, or crawl one more step, put things in the Lord's hands and He'll make up
the difference. He will give you the strength and endurance you need to finish
That's about where we were at yesterday. Heaven knew I was done. He'd been told several times that I'd had about all I could handle. He stepped right in and took over because I was seriously considering ditching this joint. A power beyond my mortal one took control and amazingly, we survived. Man, I'm glad I have a back-up. I'm grateful that I know I can call on my Heavenly Father and my angels and they're right there waiting. I think it's common for women to feel that they aren't enough, that they aren't measuring up to some ideal in their head. The fact is that we're all we need to be when we let Heaven's help in. We do all we can do and He'll make up the difference. It doesn't matter the issue or project- if it's important to us, it's important to Him. I'm grateful for that.