As a mom, there are days where I feel like I am making the same reforms again and again. Reminders to do daily chores are given. Rooms are inspected and cleaning methods are retaught. Conversations take place where children are encouraged to use better words when talking with their siblings. As a teacher, there are days when I am making the same reforms again and again. Please bring your supplies to class. Don't talk unless I have called on you. Do your homework. Take notes. Perseverance is needed even more as we near the end of school and everyone is ready to be done. The things I deal with on a daily basis are small compared to what Nehemiah dealt with. If he could persevere, I can too. Of course, I can only do this with God's help and strength.
I am also reminded of God's perseverance with me. How often he has to teach and reteach me many lessons. I am thankful that he hasn't given up on me and won't.
Dear God, Thank you for your perseverance with me. Forgive me for those sins that keep coming back. Give me strength to overcome them. Give me perseverance to be faithful to the work you have for me as I mother and teach. Give me extra love and grace for my children and students as this school year comes to a close. May we finish strong. In Jesus name, Amen