I know many of us have a lot of things going on in your life right now, and you are like me curious and maybe even anxious about the direction the Lord will lead you. I am trying really hard not to have anxiety over take me.
I need to learn to rely on faith. Not faith in the sense of whether you believe in God, and not faith in terms of whether you will stay committed to Him, but faith that means you can trust Him.
Can I trust His direction? Can I trust His timing? I mean can I really trust Him?
I was reading Psalms 23 today with the kids. I thought I was teaching them but I really believe God was teaching me (see what I mean about His timing?) haha
Psalms 23 says the Lord is your Shepard.
He is my Shepard...
Not my chauffeur. He doesn't take me wherever I tell Him I want to go.
Not my butler. It's not His job to make sure I a comfortable every moment and cater to me.
Not my tour guide. He doesn't tell me in advance where I will be going and what I will be doing.
He is my Shepard. He leads me where I need to go and takes care of what I need. He feeds me and protects me. He knows what is best for his sheep.
Does this make sense or is it just me? Haha!
I was trying to explain this to the kids but they were like ummm...nope don't get it mom!
Having faith in God is more than having a belief in His existence.
It is turning over control of our life to Him (in every area) This may be exactly what you want to do, but if you are still stressing out about the future, then you are holding back on God. True faith means that you can relax and rely on His timing and direction. Sheep don't have high anxiety levels they just trust their Shepard. They seem content to let the Shepard take charge.
See I am willing to go wherever and whenever He leads me but I struggle because I just want to know NOW how it is going to turn out in the future. Well I'm sure God won't let me know because He wants me to learn to trust Him. This is what faith is all about.
I'm trying not to be too anxious to see the next page of God's outline for my life. I know He will turn the page and let me see it at exactly the right time. I just gotta have faith. Simple as that...it's a matter of letting go and letting God!
So even thought my kids had no idea what I was trying to teach them today,I learned and thought I'd pass it along to you (if it made any sense ha)
And for the winners of the music learning giveaway thanks to Heidi!
The first winner is: Heather from the DC area. She is a mommy to 6 children in 5 years including not one, but two, sets of identical twins. That's right- two sets of twins in one family. She is living proof that lightning can strike twice! (Odds of 2 sets of identical twins are 1 in 70,000.)
and the 2nd winner is: Jessikah from right here in sunny CA ;)
She is the mom to two adorable little boys who I think are the best dressed little boys I have ever seen.
Congratulations! Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will ship those right out to you!!!
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Also, thank you so much for all your encouragement! It's so nice to have so many prayers being said from all over.