I'm so glad you've stopped by my blog! I am a Women's Minister and a former Pastor's Wife. I love finding God in my regular-everyday-stuff. I struggle with keeping up with the laundry, I love blogging, and my kids are my first line of ministry. I am recently widowed. So God and I are on a brand new journey as I try to find peace and understanding. Please grab a cup of coffee and let's get to know one another as we journey on our faith walk together.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

How did you get to be so strong?

The other day I got some good ole fashioned time playing with my little boy.  He would try to knock me over and I would fall and then he would want to help me up - so we could do it all over again.

Each time I would tell him, "You're so very strong!"

On the last time I asked him,  
"How did you get to be so strong?"  

He just laughed and said,  
"Because my Daddy told me I was strong!"

Precious!  As soon as he said this, I thought about how our Heavenly Father tells us that we are strong too!  We could have so much more strength and endurance if we would just believe what He says about us.

JP will eventually learn that he can go to the Lord for strength - but for now he goes to his Daddy.  Tomorrow I will talking more about this at Seeds of Faith - but for now... I have a question for ya....

Who do you go to this side of heaven for strength?  
And do you feel energized just by what they say about you?

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16 comments:

Ashley Pichea said...

I don't know that I have someone on earth I go to for strength. I tend to have to rely on my Heavenly Father's strength when my own strength is not enough. I do, however, feel energized when people I admire praise my writing - that is always a good feeling and a pick-me-up!

Rev. John Franklin said...

OUTSTANDING! That's my boy!

Thanks for telling the story, Pen... HOO-AH!

Katharine said...

How precious, and how true... How different things are when we begin to believe the wonderful things the Father says and knows about us!
Blessings on your day!

I'm a full-time mummy said...

Hi Penny!

Thanks for your word of encouragement in my latest post! Appreciate your comment and hope you have a blessed day ahead!

Btw, love the sentence "Because my Daddy told me I was strong!" So very true!

Theresa said...

Children trust us so easily, may we have the same trust in The LORD.
Happy iFellowship Wednesday!
I have something for you over on my blog today. Come by when you get a chance.

Joy said...

I am looking forward to your post tomorrow! Have a blessed day!

Sheri said...

Beautiful. I love those little every day moments that teach us oh so much! What a blessing!

Deb Chitwood said...

Lovely story, Penny! And your comments about it were wonderfully thought-provoking. It combines my two top sources of strength – God and family!

http://LivingMontessoriNow.com.

Seams Inspired said...

What a wonderful post, and what a wonderful boy you have! Your kids are blessed to have you for their Mommy. I go to my sisters when I'm zapped from the grime of daily living. They refresh me by listening and pointing me to God. :o) Thanks for sharing. Happy iFellowship Day! :o) Larri at Seams Inspired

Sarah @From Tolstoy to Tinkerbell said...

So sweet and precious! Hope your iFellowship Wednesday is wonderful!

grandmotherpic said...

I go to my husband, your Daddy!!. He is the strongest man I know this side of heaven. He is strong physically and spiritually. I always to to him when I'm weak and tired or depressed or lacking courage to go another step. He's my hero after 45 years of marriage.

Faith Imagined said...

This is precious! We certainly can learn a lot of our children!

Great picture! He is super adorable!

Yunia said...

lovely blog post - thank you for the visit and comment - I am now your newest follower - have a nice day

Nicole Bouchard Boles said...

This is a really lovely blog post. Thanks for following me.
Gladly following you back.
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Janet Rose said...

Thanks so much, Penny for stopping by my blog ealier! I'm still new to the bloggers' world and the encouragement from comments indeed is a blessing. Loved your post and can't wait to read more!

Sarah said...

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog on Wednesday! Looking forward to reading more from you on your blog.

Sarah @ thepurplehound.blogspot.com

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