"Let the saints (that is us) be joyful in glory; let them sing aloud in their beds." Psalm 149:5
When I am in a 'mood' I seem to place heavy burdens upon my children, yuck! The Lord, in His faithfulness, brought me to Matthew 11:28-30,
"Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy laden and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gently and humble in heart; and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is pleasant and My burden is light."
The Lord, however, did not give me this verse for personal application but rather for me to exemplify to my children. How do I teach my children? Do I make the work hard and heavy. Do I deal in gentleness? Am I humble? Would I truly want them to learn of me? Is my behavior and attitude one that glorifies the Lord? And am I being pleasant in my ways? The answer to these questions today were a resounding NO. I confess, you would have not been impressed. I fell short from what the Lord has called me to be,
"Let no one despise your youth, but be an example to believers in word, in conduct, in love, in spirit, in faith, in purity...take heed to yourself. 1 Timothy 4:12