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I have written to you several times about my 10th grade Math teacher. God used her to speak to an insecure, wobbly, and unsure girl...me.
She has made such an impact on my life that all of my friends have heard stories about her!
When I am not sure what to do about something, I think back to conversations that she and I have had through the years and remember wisdom that she shared.
I could go on for years regarding the impact this woman has had on my life...but I will let you read a post she wrote here a couple of years ago. I needed to be reminded of these words. I bet you may too.
Since writing this post, she and her husband have adopted FOUR daughters. They are well into their fifties and heard the call to foster and to adopt.
Needless to say, we don't get much time together anymore due to her full home. Yet, still, her words and counsel to me live on. Daily.
Grab a cup of coffee or hot tea and savor Beth's message to us.
A High Calling
By: Beth Crowley
My husband, Guy and I had our family over recently to grill out. These times were precious to us as life and parenting have been so busy through the years. We were all approaching the empty nest stages as one by one our children were launched to colleges, jobs and marriage. Sitting out on the deck as the sun was setting over the trees, my brother in law quietly said, “We did it.”
When they are not with me...
Isaiah 54:13 “And all my children will be taught of the Lord and great will be the peace and undisturbed composure of my children.”
For times of protection recite and learn the reality of ...Psalm 91.
In times of worry, replace that with crying out to God...
Philippians 4:6-8, “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.”
When they need to understand their uniqueness to God...
Psalm 139:13, 17-18 “Oh Lord, you have knit me together in my Mothers womb...
How precious are Your thoughts toward me, Oh God! How vast is the sum of them! If I should count them, they would be more in number than the grains of sand.”
For wisdom In times of decision...
Proverbs 3:5-8 “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him and He will direct your paths.”
In times of uncertainty...
Romans 8:35, 37-39, "Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
Motherhood is a high calling and a sacred trust from God. All that we have in this lifetime, everything and every one that passes through our home belongs after all to God. We have been given a wonderful opportunity to cherish, nurture, love and pray for our children . May they delight to know and follow Christ all the days of their lives...because we ask of God through prayer. With so much love.