I’ve wanted to bury my head in the sand and hope all my “challenges” just fade away on their own. Unfortunately, I don’t live in an episode of “Sanford and Son” where mail can just be put back in the mailbox without consequence. I have to be an adult and deal with my problems.
We attend Daystar church, which has an excellent Kid’s ministry. Each month the elementary age students take home “God Time” cards, which are children’s devotionals that correspond with what they’re teaching at church. Their theme this month is “Perseverance: refusing to give up when life gets hard.” Each morning this past week, while doing the devotions with Mica, the cards seemed to be ministering as much, if not more, to me than to her.
When I feel this overwhelmed, I’m reminded of Joshua crossing the Jordan river. He asked God to make a way and God told him to send the ark of the covenant (where the Lord dwelled) first and to just start walking. With each small step Joshua’s tribes took, the river slowly dried up until he and all the Israelites were safely on the other side.
Small steps. I have to put God first and just take small steps and walk out into the water and trust that He will make a way for me.
(April 5-12, 2016 – Twins 21 months, Mica 8, Hope 6)
Double Talk Story: I made my to-do list and after having marked off a couple of items with my highlighter, I felt better, invigorated, like I’d accomplished something. I walked out the room for just a few minutes and returned to see that nearly the entire list had been accomplished by a babe (if only)!
Bible Verse: Joshua 3: 14-17
Term which meaning I dread: Tax Season
Relatable Lyrics: “Shackles” by Mary Mary
“Everything that could go wrong, All went wrong at one time
So much pressure fell on me, I thought I was gon lose my mind
But I know you wanna see, If I will hold on through these trials…
…You broke the chains now I can lift my hands, And I’m gonna praise you”