Aug 9, 2012

Thursday SHINE....

Today's Reading: Acts 17

Good morning, SHINE girls! Is it really already Thursday? This week is getting away from me....fast.

Speaking of fast, my children started 2nd grade and 6th grade yesterday. Hello, that was fast.

Not only was the Summer fast, but their whole little lives are flying by before I can scream, "Wait!!!"

Maybe you don't have children, maybe you just know exactly what I mean when I say that life will not wait on you. No, it won't. It wasn't meant to.

God designed our lives to be ever-changing, ever-growing. We like "change" when it benefits us. Like, when we turn 16, or even 18. We feel then that change is good!

However, changing doesn't feel as good when we were content where we were and then the Lord comes right in and moves things around.

Know what I mean?

I am sure you do. We all do.

Change has always been hard for me. Always. Especially changes that take place with my children. I love every stage of their little lives and I wish at times that I could freeze these moments.

However, I also know that God did not design life to be that way. If He did we would all be in little ice cubes frozen in time.  How fun would that be? Not very.

So, maybe this post is just for me. Just so that I can get the words out of my heart and breathe them into life.

I have to trust and believe that the Lord knows what He is doing. He knows that change is good for us. He knows that growth is good. Even when it is painful, it is good for us. 

He sees the picture. The big, big picture.

We see just one little ounce of it. Maybe even just half an ounce of it.

What are you dealing with, girls? Are some changes taking place that have gripped your sweet and precious heart and you are having a hard time adjusting?

Oh, how I can relate.

However, I am learning to trust Him. To believe Him. To know that He wants best for us.

We have to believe this, because it is the Rock that we stand on. His Rock. His Word. His Timing. His Will for us.

This is when that "child-like faith" comes in, girls. We have to trust Him. Even when we cannot see the reasons. We must trust Him anyway.

Keep growing, girls. Keep changing. It's good for you. It's good for me.

It's His will for us. What else could we ever want?

ever-changing,

jill



The LORD is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer, 
my God, my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield, 
and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.
Psalm 18:2