Thursday, July 10, 2008
The Lord has greatly blessed my husband and I with eight children to raise for his kingdom and I am so thankful to him for this blessing and answered pray in my life.
This morning in my devotion I was seeking Gods wisdom for some of the struggles we have been having in our home. Raising older children, children that are in their teen years, is new to us and has been quite a struggle and challenge.
Our three older children are ages 19- a precious daughter, 17- a precious son, and 14 another precious son. It is so hard to know how much to hold on and how much to let go.
We have homeschooled our children for the past 13 years and it has truly been a blessing. It has had its struggles but I have been so blessed to have my children around me seeing them grow and to become the wonderful young people that they have become.
Our oldest son is desiring to spread his wings and to get a job and to experience some of life's opportunities. My oldest daughter desires to stay closer to home. My fears are letting go and losing him to the World.
I have sadly watched so many young people in our church choose that path and it frightens me.
This morning in my devotions God led me to the story of Moses and his loving mother. She had to choose to trust God and to let Moses go into the care of the world (the princess of Egypt). As I read on the Bible tells us how God blessed her for her faith and Moses was returned to her arms and she had him for a little while longer.
Those few short years that she held him and taught him about God made a huge impact in his life. Moses did not forget who his people were. God used Moses in a mighty way despite the fact that for the majority of his life he lived among the unsaved world.
How this spoke to my heart this morning. I prayed and asked God to help me to be a good mother and wife. I need to trust God that he will keep my children safe from the things of this world.
Dear Lord help me to have faith and to trust in you in all things. My life verse is in Proverbs 3:5&6- Trust in the Lord with all thine heart and lean not unto thine own understanding in all thy ways acknowledge him and he shall direct that path! How I need to remember these sweet words.
May God keep you all. God bless, Kathy