Behold, children are a gift of the LORD,

Behold, children are a gift of the LORD,

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Out of selfishness the blessings we might miss

I was thinking about this a few days ago and even talked about it with the kids one night during bible study. We all too often want to take things in our hands and want to have control of everything. IT is just too hard to surrender our whole lives to the Lord right??? But if we did surrender our lives over to the Lord we will gain so much reward and blessings. NO, He did not promise us we would be free of trials and heartache but he did promise he would always be there with us.
"I will never leave you nor forsake you." Hebrews 13:5
I started thinking about how blessed we have been. My husband felt like he should quit his job about 4 years ago and work for himself so he would have time to be there for our family when he was needed. He really wanted to be at home more. What a blessing that was. He prayed and felt the Lord saying that was what he should do. HE quit and started his business off with his last little paycheck. The Lord has immensly blessed us with the business, we can pay our bills, provide what the kids need,etc... For so long we lived paycheck to paycheck and would bounce checks and never had enough money when he was working for someone else. Then shortly after that we totally gave our lives over to the Lord and that included our fertility. No, I will honestly say it was not a easy decision for either of us and still to this day is something we pray about. But the blessings we have gotten from giving our life over to him have been huge, we have had 3 more blessings with one on the way!! Our first blessing after that decision, Issac, just celebrated his 3rd birthday yesterday. I could not imagine my life without him or his 2 sisters that came after that. And we cannot wait to meet our new son in a couple of months. Last year the Lord blessed us with a house that would accomodate our family. And a couple of years before he blessed us with our 12 passenger van that we got a really good deal on. The van and the house pretty much just worked themselves out. God is good!!! The van we are quickly growing out of lol so we may need to start looking for a 15 passenger. Since also following the Lord my husband's health has gotten better, not to say he does not still have some things he battles but it is so much better. We have hit rough patches but we know the Lord is with us. I am so thankful for what the Lord has done in both our lives so that we may raise up godly men and women for Christ.Our marriage is strong and I am finally secure knowing my husband loves me. I strive to be a godly wife but many days I fail at the things I need to do. I continue to work on being the wife and mother God put me here to be. We also found a great church family that has the same beliefs as we do and am so amazed at the love and support there! I just hope we can reach people for Christ. I do not want to go through my daily life and never let others know what Christ can do for them and what HE DID DO for them. He will save you from the pits of hell, you can only be saved through Christ Jesus. NO other way. NOt by good deeds or "living right". Well guess I sort of got off on a different subject that I hope to write about later but I am so thankful for what Jesus has done in my life. God is soooooooo very good!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Great morning encouragement for women

You can go back and listen to the ones you missed. Also the last two days will be put up soon. This mornings was exactly what I needed to hear.