Life has been changing rapidly at our house.
I am a rather boring person. I like my furniture in the same position forever; I like to stay in the same house forever.
So we moved over two weeks ago and unpacked as much as we could. Then last week we went on vacation for some much needed rest, and now we are back trying to finish unpacking.
My husband is looking at a potential job change very soon as he candidates at other churches. (He is a pastor.) We may have another move in the near future if God so directs our path.
I am homeschooling for the first time — I think. Unless we end up moving to a church that has a school attached to it.
So life has become un-boring. And all this change is good because . . .
We need to trust in God. We have to have faith that God knows what is best for us and that He will direct our path. Our kids need to see that we will trust Him even if life is uncertain and possibly not so “secure” financially (in our eyes.)
Of course verses like Proverbs 3:5-6 (Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.) and James 1:5 (If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.) have been very special to us in the past few weeks.
In last night’s prayer meeting, I loved the reminder of these verses from Ephesians 3:
16 That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man;
17 That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love,
18 May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height;
19 And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God.
20 Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us,
21 Unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen.
Oh, wow! How can we even start to be discouraged or worry when we read these promises?
God promises to:
- strengthen me with His might by the Holy Spirit. He will enable me to do what I need to do as a mom, wife, homeschool teacher, babysitter, and whatever else He requires of me . . . if I take time to be daily strengthened by getting into His Word and asking Him for His help.
- He will DWELL in my heart when I exercise faith. Of course, as a believer, His Spirit never leaves me; but as I choose to trust Him, my faith will grow and I will experience only the peace He can give.
Where his spirit dwells, there he swells; and he dwells in the heart by faith, by means of the continual exercise of faith upon him. Matthew Henry
- When I trust in Him or exercise faith in Him, I will experience His love in a whole new way. I will experience love that has no bounds — it is a type of love that we only will experience when we have to fully throw ourselves on Him and trust Him when we have no where else to to turn. If we have our own resources, we place our trust at least somewhat in them. He wants us to have to trust in Him alone so that we can experience
the exceeding greatness of the love of Christ, the unsearchable riches of his love, which is higher than heaven, deeper than hell, longer than the earth, and broader than the sea. (Matthew Henry)
- He is able! I must believe that He loves me and can do more than I would ever ask or even think! We cannot even begin to comprehend how much He loves us, and He can take care of us. He knows the plans He has for us, and we must now live in faith basking in His love, believing His promises, and obeying His Word.
From last week’s party, I loved reading this touching post from Pass the Honey: Modeling Christ’s Unconditional Love and Acceptance. We have a family in our church where the youngest son has Down’s Syndrome. His dad died when he was a baby, and he is now 16 years old. He was able to stand up in his oldest brother’s wedding a couple of weeks ago, and I cried happy tears as I watched him up there, his infectious enthusiasm, and how he always has to direct any song that is sung. This post was an excellent reminder how all of God’s children need to be loved and accepted.
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