Jack begins school this week for the first time.
Don will be a commercial pilot by the end of the week, once he passes his practical exams. He begins study at MST (Ministry training) on February 14th.
Sam and I will have time together, as we have never had before. He will also start Kinder for a half day next week.
it makes me wonder what I actually did before I had children. Oh, don't worry I have plenty to do.
I will have ample time to continue with the writing of my new book.
I look forward to visiting and spending time with more of the families we have met here,
and anything else that God asks me to do.
I am not in a hurry to fill up my spare moments, I am sure God already has plans that I don't know of as yet. God's diary is often very different to mine-thankfully.
Last year was not an easy one for us. Though we lived in the place of God's blessing, there was much opposition to what we were doing. There were many times that we questioned God and each other, about our calling to MAF, the work I was doing with Sam's Heart, financial decisions, and the boys schooling. I have made a choice to leave the past behind us and now I look forward to new things, new blessing, and new things for God.
Sometimes when you walk with God, He brings you through times of testing, times of trial, times of learning obedience. Let me explain, this year He asked:
Will you follow me and serve with MAF?
Will you sell your home and use ALL of the money to fund it?
Will you move away from your new friends and family to do it?
Will you trust me to provide for you?
Will you trust me with Sam, knowing that I will work out all of the details?
Will you keep looking to me when the circumstance for success seem doubtful and you even fail?
Will you speak and not be silent about my faithfulness?
Will you trust me to make a way, when there seems to be now way?
Will you trust me in your weakness, to show my power and strength?
We have said yes, to all of this this past year and much more. And sometimes it looked like we were failing.
We have learned that when it looks like you are failing on the outside, it is time to dig your heels in and press forward.
DO NOT STOP!
KEEP YOUR EYES ON GOD AND KEEP MOVING ON.
When God pours out his blessing, do not bottle up what you have inside of you, in the fear that you may run empty. As you receive, give it away to whoever you meet, knowing that God will sustain and fill your cup to overflowing.
Keep trusting, keep believing, keep hoping, loving and having faith. God will do the rest.
Jesus replied, “Anyone who drinks this water will soon become thirsty again. But those who drink the water I give will never be thirsty again. It becomes a fresh, bubbling spring within them, giving them eternal life.” (John 4:13-14)
Can you hear me bubbling? You can't buy this living water, but it is yours for the taking... if you know Jesus.