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Wow! That’s radical…

on May 21, 2012

“What, then, shall we say in response to this?  If God is for us, who can be against us?  He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all-how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things.” Romans 8:31-32

He gives us all things when we ask in His mighty name.  When we pray the desires of our Hearts in His will; He gives us those desires.  Recently I have had a multitude of prayers answered…or rather I should say that my family has had a multitude of prayers answered.

I spent many weeks fasting and praying and digging deep into the heart of God. I try each day to do this…seeking His presence in every facet of my life.  I have submitted to His will.  I am learning to pray the Fruit of the Spirit.  I have asked to be filled to over-flowing with His goodness, faithfulness, self-control, peace, patience, kindness, gentleness, love, and joy. There are days when I want to pray for anything but this fruit.  Yet, when I pray in His will for my life, He is mighty to answer prayers that, in my flesh, seem totally out of reach.  Such is the case with our newest, life changing decision.

See, many years ago I became friends with Ellie.  She is a kind and generous friend.  She is the wife of a pastor.  She is a mother to four and she has done something I imagined myself NEVER DOING…she homeschools her flock.  She has spent years giving the gift of education to her children from the confines of her home sweet home.  Well, after nearly 18 months of prayer and pleading and wrestling with the notion of home education, this weekend my husband gave us the green light to homeschool our two little lambs.  We will begin in the fall.  This has become the desire of all of our hearts.  God graciously answered our prayers.  Now, it is time I answer the call.

I don’t know what I will say to the nay-sayers.  I don’t know how I will defend my decision, other than the Lord is guiding our path.  I welcome the encouragers. Don’t we all?  Don’t we bask in the encouragement of those who think what we are doing is right?  Aren’t we delighted when others approve of our radical decisions?  I have a feeling we will meet opposition.  That’s ok.  The Lord does not promise easy or comfortable.  He does, however, promise that He will stand with us and carry us through ALL situations.  He promises to give us the words to speak and the confidence to speak them.  I will rely fully on His mighty provision.

I am so excited to see where this new season takes us.  I will trust that because we have asked in HIS will, He will give us the strength and perseverance we need to carry us through.  I pray that we seek Him when we feel out of our element and when we feel inadequate.  I thank Him for the desire to educate our children from home.  I thank Him for the challenges we will face, because those challenges will build in us a Godly character.  I give praise and thanksgiving for the joy we will feel as we traverse the path of this new adventure; knowing that He will grow us from acorns to mighty oaks.

Dear Lord,
You give us only what we are capable of handling in You.  I thank you for abundant provision and LOVE.  I thank you for never leaving us or forsaking us.  You are life and we will live in that promise. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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