3 Facts for the Day

17 04 2013

1. I’ve spent a large part of my day packing up winter clothes, to make room for summer duds. It’s been quite a chore, when you factor in doing that for three girls. And, it’s not like I can start and just work till I’m finished. Like my sleep, my housework is fractured as well. Bailey takes her big nap around lunch, and now that I’ve started proceeding this nap with a little rice cereal, she usually takes a good one. The thing is, betting on that is like playing roulette. You might end up losing out. She can always surprise you and wake up after 30 minutes. Today, though, would have been a good day for throwing the dice. She slept four hours straight. That only left the toddler to contend with. After meals, a bath, getting dressed, and plenty of cuddles, I was able to get to business. It’s always hard for me to put away Chloe’s little dresses, knowing she won’t wear them again. Glad I got another girl.
2. Ben and I have been presented with a decision for our future that requires some heavy duty praying. I want to make a sound decision and not act on emotion. I also want to operate within God’s plan. I know God gave us a brain and free will, but I firmly believe in open and closed doors. I believe God is in control of all things and by handing over all aspects, it allows Him to move freely. I prayed that if it was His will for us to move forward, He would make it clear. Ben also said if He did, we should be ready to step out in faith. Please keep us in your prayers as we seek God for answers. Pray that we hear Him crystal clear. If you have a word for me, I’m open.
3. Earlier, I placed Bailey on the floor. As I stood up and towered over her, I thought how small she looked. This afternoon, when Ben carried her into the kitchen after her nap, I thought she looked so big. I told her, “sometimes you look big, and sometimes you look small.” I chuckled immediately as it occurred to me that that is a perfect description of my Christian walk. I would probably never refer to myself as a big Christian. What I mean is I can look back to where I used to be, when I was so scared and lonely in life, consumed by worry and depression. I was so small in my relationship with Christ. Then I see how He brought me out of it all, and it makes me feel like a giant, tall and proud for what we overcame. Then I look into the future, to where I would desire to be in Christ and I feel kinda small again compared to the expanse I have to travel. Philippians 3:12-14. Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already been made perfect, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me. Brothers I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.
That is all 🙂

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2 responses

17 04 2013
Anna

Praying for you all, my friend.

17 04 2013
Brie

Thank you very much!

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