Giving up feels like the most unnatural thing in the world to me. If I say I’m going to do something, I am going to DO it. But in the wake of our seven weeks with Baby D, which left my husband and I exhausted and our kids a bit out of sorts, I’ve been coming to terms with the fact that sometimes crying “uncle” is the wisest thing a person can do.
At the close of last year, I shared a post introducing my 2016 “wisdom series” in which I talked about how becoming a mother of three (first foster, then adoptive) changed and challenged me and drove me to begin a deeper, more intentional pursuit of godly wisdom. I invited you to join me in that pursuit, writing, “Starting in January, on Monday of each week, I’ll share a verse or passage of scripture that deals specifically with gaining wisdom, along with a short reflection and application of the passage for daily life.”
It would have been wise for me to add, “if the Lord wills.”
Talk to Wisdom as to a sister. Treat Insight as your companion.
Last Monday, around dinner time, I got a call from our former case manager, who had represented our youngest foster child for over a year. She was calling about a baby that had been taken into protective custody that day. They did not have a home for him that night and she wondered if we… Continue reading The Wisdom in Feeding Lambs
We are all “little pigs,” building our houses one way or another. We build spiritual houses, relational houses, emotional and physical houses, and wisdom is needed to build each “house” well. So what is the wisdom that builds well? What are the words of Jesus that the wise builder heeds? “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven.” In other words, the wise life-builder is the one who doesn’t just claim to love and follow God, “but the one who does the will of the Father.”