You may or may not have seen this verse posted on our Facebook page this morning. The Holy Spirit has been guiding us to read a selection of devotions from the devotional by John MacArthur called “Drawing Near”, and the devotion for yesterday – which didn’t get read until today… 🙂 led me to the verse above.
It’s amazing how the Lord will direct you if you allow Him.
We have been through ups and downs and trials and tribulations over our lack of a child. This time last year, I didn’t go more than a day or two without crying and sobbing and feeling depressed about not being able to give my sweet husband a baby…This year we are rejoicing in the joy of the Lord.
Baby Jonah already has a blanket and several sweet little outfits at home. As soon as we have finally moved into our new home, we will begin working on her nursery. The Lord has brought us a promise and such happiness in the faith and knowledge of His plans for our little family.
If you need wisdom, ask our generous God, and he will give it to you. He will not rebuke you for asking.
The song below (which you will need to watch within a browser) describes the joy of the Lord and the grace He provides so well: “Exceeding Joy” – Hillsong
Do you have a list – either on paper or in your head – of the things you
want to have to do before you get married, turn 30, have your first child (or other milestone occurs)?
I’ve seen a lot of these “Bucket List” type of posts recently, and thought I would share our list with y’all:
Yep. That’s our To – Do list for our marriage before Jonah Elizabeth is brought by the stork 😉 Some of the items will be quite the feat; some are small yet meaningful; some are already in the works…
What about you? What’s on your list?
Have a wonderful Friday & weekend everyone!!
Love and God’s Blessings To You All!
Right now, we have two girls very close to us both expecting a child – right around the same time. We are thrilled for both of them!
Several months ago, I wouldn’t have been. I would have been wallowing in my own misery. Why not me?!?!?! It’s not FAIR!!
And then, something happened…
Christ broke the stronghold of infertility over our lives.
No longer were were remorseful and full of self-pity. Rather, we ARE FULLY CONFIDENT He is going to bless us – and at the very best time, HIS.
23 Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful.
And do you know what blessings have been brought about by leaning on Him throughout this trial? By letting Him take the burden of infertility? We have been able to fully enjoy the blessing that is being “just us” – a young (almost not-so) newlywed couple and our furry little rascals. We have walked through the grocery store – no longer avoiding the baby aisle like the bubonic plague, but instead purposefully walking down it KNOWING we will have to soon enough.
We are planning, in our new home, a nursery for the child we know we will be blessed with. As we have been looking at homes and considering places to live, the Holy Spirit put it on my heart that we were to build a nursery in our next home. Being that we are not with child, this is a plan that has taken root in the form of Noah building his ark. The flood (of blessing – in our case!) hasn’t arrived yet, but we are PREPARING because we KNOW it WILL.
It is Satan who instills doubt, fear, sickness, worry. Allow the Kingdom of God into your heart – where there is no doubt, fear, sickness, worry!
21 nor will they say, ‘See here!’ or ‘See there! For indeed, the kingdom of God is within you.”
And here we chill. Just waiting on His perfect timing – and enjoying His many blessings along the way!