During one of our recent church services, we read a very small portion of scripture that had a pretty big impact on me. I Timothy 1: 12 says, "And I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who hath enabled me, for that he counted me faithful, putting me into the ministry."
This passage really resonates with me because one of the things I pray for, maybe even the most, is my thanks to our Father above. I find it challenging at times to fully trust in Him and I have perhaps an equally hard time praying for myself. I think of all the people in the world suffering more than I am and I roll my eyes a bit and say to myself, "Things could be worse. Why would God even listen to me, when He has so much bigger and more important work to do to help those who need him so much more?"
Would you say that's an unselfish thought? Or could it be Satan creeping in and trying to get me to stop praying for my own needs so that I can be a better wife, Mom, Christian follower of Jesus, evangelist, friend, employee, neighbor, and the list goes on and on. Self care and self prayer are both important and this short verse reminds me to:
- Be faithful—for God has promised His plan for my life
- Be thankful—for there are so many seen AND unseen blessings He bestows on my family and I
With that, we shan't keep you any longer. We are thankful for you being a part of the f&h family. And we hope that this blog posts reminds you to be faithful and thankful too, and to be mindful of how important both self care and self prayer really are for our well being in our daily lives.