My time with God is not something I can do with out. It is my life line! I wake up early just so I have my time to read and pray as I start the day.
Everything that happens in life isn't good however we have the promise that our God will use it for good (Romans 8:28). I'll be there first to admit that it can be very to see how good can come out of some situations.
A mircale that this condition is gone and even the doctor said "this doesn't happen". But, the bigger miracle isn't in the taking away the hard but that My God comes close and walks with me even in the hard. In what is now our everyday life.
onathan has been begging for a "big Bible" since before Christmas. I started looking around to see what would be good for him. This is what we found. Jonathan loves it! I love that he loves God's word!
I pray, "Lord, I believe!" But where my faith is lacking "help my unbelief".
I've prayed "Father, teach me where this line is" . But maybe there isn't a line at all. All this is in His hands. Yes, there is responsibility on my part but there isn't a line in between. Maybe the responsibility that is on me as a mom is also in His hands.
Tonight as he grabbed his Devo book he said (talking to himself) "I want to read one about being scared". He turned to the table of contents, found one and read it.
As Jonathan prays he will ask for Jesus to give him good dreams. Or when he gets up in the middle of the night he asks "mom, pray that Jesus will give me good dreams". This is the faith of a child, he believes that God is big enough to do anything and close enough to care.
Stop trying to push your way through this day and rest in your Father's arms. Pour out your heart to Him every pain, every fear, don't hold anything back. Then let Him hold you when it hurts. Rest in Him and let His peace fill your heart. This peace doesn't mean you don't have things to do, things to be concerned about or even that the ache and weight of it all goes away. His peace comes in the middle of it all.
As I watched myself put on my ring one morning I realized the significance of it. A ring reminding me to trust. To trust not just a little but with ALL MY HEART. Trust is a choice.Just as I make the effort to put on the ring, I must choose to trust every day too. Trust because He is my peace. But, it does take choosing to trust.
I woke up the next morning and the fear that had gripped my heart the day before was replaced with peace.
There are sometimes that it is just harder to be thankful than others. At least for me, I don't know about you. Today is definitely one of those days. Oh, I know I have lots to be thankful for. But an aching heart and fear can be so blinding. What is in front of us can be so overwhelming that it is hard to look past it. Brokenness can be good when you come to God and let Him speak to you and teach you in it. But, the enemy doesn't want you to do that. He wants to keep your focus on what is in front of you. He wants to keep you isolated and stuck. We are not meant to walk this life alone. We have our loving Father who walks with us. We also have the gift of the church, of each other.
Most recently he has had bad dreams. As he wakes up and comes to me. One night as I walked him back to his bed he asked me "mom, can you pray and ask Jesus to give me good dreams?". "of course I can..." I said
Continuing the thought of exercising my faith from last week. What does exercising faith look like?
Jonathan loves to ask questions right now, Especially at Bible time. It's been fun and rewarding getting to hear him ask questions trying to understand God deeper. A hunger I pray never leaves. Tonight he asked what it meant that God was limitless. That is a really big concept. I am not sure I truly … Continue reading Exorcise