My daughter was afraid to go to school after being sick for a few days. She had been gagging from all the congestion, and was afraid it would happen there. But when Wednesday rolled around, she was much better so I told her it was time to return to school. Through tears, she let me know that she. did. not. want. to. go.
I told her that being brave doesn’t mean your not scared. It means moving forward even when you’re afraid, trusting the Lord is with you and has gone ahead of you.
I shared about how in the book of Judges, Deborah rose up to lead her people, believing the Lord went ahead of her, even though she was probably afraid. And, the Lord delivered them.
Bravery comes from taking that step forward and trusting in the Lord, even in the face of fear.
When she came home from school, she let me know there was only one time she didn’t feel well, but that she got through it. She ended up having a great day and experienced the bravery that was within her when she trusted in the Lord.
Let’s also take that next step, stomp out fear, and let our confidence in the Lord overcome it.
“The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid. Do not be discouraged.” Deuteronomy 31:8
En-JOY-ing our Children…
Let’s not get so distracted with To-Do lists that we miss the joy of our children.
The joy that comes with en-joy-ing them.
Even in the busy, let’s spend time “doing life” with them. Having them “help” us with our To-Do lists, “help” us make dinner, “help” us fold laundry, “help” us with some work so they have a peek into what we do.
And, let’s not forget the simple things, like making forts with our kids, crawling inside, jumping on the trampoline, playing “kick the can”, laughing, being silly, just being. Together.
“Waste some time with your kids. Those are the moments that become the best memories.” -Her View From Home.
We all have a lot going on in our lives and so did God when he created the world, but he still stopped and celebrated.
He noticed the good. In Genesis 1, God would create something and then the Scriptures say five times that, “God saw it was good.”
Do you see it? Do you notice the good going on around you? In your life? In your spouse? In your children? In your friends? In you?
Take a second to notice and celebrate it.