We do not need new methods, better advertising, finer churches. We need women with hands soiled in the tasks of life, knees callused with prayer, bodies worn with burdens, eyes swollen with tears.- Mildred Bangs Wynkoop
Sometimes I think we feel that we need something new, better, or more creative to help us deal with our homes, with our families – with our life! But those thoughts mislead us because what we really need is a revival within our hearts and our homes. We need to have the desire to get down and dirty, get involved, be persistent, stand up for what is right, let our voices be heard, love more, pray harder, and give more.
When it comes down to it, we need to invest of ourselves. And that’s something that a lot of people just aren’t willing to do.
You see a big, grandiose church won’t save more souls, or heal more hearts. It takes the people within that church to do that. And slicker advertising doesn’t make the products it sells any more worthwhile or honorable. Creative parenting books may come up with ideas under the sun, but what really works is you knowing your child, working with their strengths, and helping pray about their weaknesses! It takes us being there with them.
There is never a magic, quick cure for life’s issues and problems. The best remedy and cure is us – investing everything we are into someone or something else. It takes us believing.
It would be good for us to remember that.
~ Dionna Sanchez