"The Christian life should be a state of thankful discontentment or joyful dissatisfaction! We live every day thankful for the amazing grace that fundamentally changes our lives, but we should not be satisfied. Why not? Because, when we look at ourselves honestly, we have to admit that there is still need for personal growth and change. We are not yet all that we could be in Christ. We are thankful for the many things in our lives that would not be there without His grace, but we should not settle for partial inheritance. We should want nothing less than all that is ours in Christ! In this sense, God does not want us to be content with less than what He wants for us. He calls us to continue to wrestle, meditate, look, consider, resist, submit, follow, and pray until we have been completely transformed into His likeness."
- Paul David Tripp & Timothy S. Lane, "How Christ Changes Us By His Grace" in The Journal of Biblical Counseling (Spring 2005), 20.
I am honestly not where need to be in my personal growth.....how about you?
This time with my mom is so trying to me. She has a home aide now, which does take the pressure off of me during the day. But now I find myself staying home "just in case" mom calls and needs us there. My life is on hold. I don't like this at all. Why can't I just let God rule and not obsess about what "might" happen.
I am taking her to a doctor's appointment on Wednesday and I want to have him do some kind of "test" to see if she is getting dementia. Her memory is going from bad to worse lately. It is so sad. So please pray for mom and me that I just trust....it is so hard.
Monday, August 24, 2009
Posted by SunnySusan at 2:21 PM