I’ve been experiencing impatience, and even though I am ashamed to admit it, anger sometimes. I know what is the cause of it. It is high stress, many responsibilities, and parenting struggles that trigger frustration, impatience, and sometimes anger. I have been dealing with a child who has many struggles in school and circumstances she does not enjoy, and she takes it out on me at times. So I have to balance between showing care, love and concern, while at the same time not allowing disrespect and rude behavior and also trying to help her realize that we still have to do our best with a good attitude even when we don’t like circumstances. That’s life.
So even though I am swamped, I agreed yesterday to be an affiliate of a new video course called “7 Days to a Less Angry Mom.” I took another course from My Vibrant Family last year, and I really enjoyed it and learned a lot from it. I will let you know more about it next week.
I also have started to read again the book, Lord, I Want to Know You by Kay Arthur. (affiliate link) I had done a Bible study on the names of God a long time ago, but I wanted to study the names again as they show so much about the character of God. I know that the only way I can get through the next two months (and more) is by getting into God’s Word and by really knowing Him. There must be time for Him if I will survive!
The first name of God discussed in the book is Elohim.
It is what we translate as God. El means “mighty” or “strong. So He is our Almighty God. Him means plural, three or more in the Hebrew. Elohim is our Creator God. Kay Arthur makes the connection here that we are created for His glory. That we should live in such a way to give all of creation a correct opinion of who God is.
I need an Almighty God. I am weak, but we know that when we are weak, then He is strong. I don’t need to be strong; I need to rest in the arm of the Almighty One and receive His strength to do the job He has created me to do. My primary job is to glorify Him; and if I remember that, He will enable me to do my secondary roles as a wife, mother, teacher, and daughter.
Let’s trust in Elohim this week!
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