If you know our son, Lennon, you know his favorite activity is eating – eating bananas to be exact. He is eating us out of house and home already! One morning, while I was feeding him breakfast, I realized this kid will eat anything. If it is on a spoon, his mouth is open and ready to devour it! I could put peas on a spoon and he would eat it (he actually LOVES peas). But I thought to myself, what faith he has in me to give his little belly something good
This made me realize, how greater should our faith be that God will continue to direct us and provide for us as we push for the mission field. Sure, I’m his mom and I love him and won’t give him something his dad wouldn’t even eat, but how much more should we trust our Savior with everything! Nate and I have realized that when we put our worries and our dreams in God’s hands, not only is it less stressful, but amazing things happen that we couldn’t even dream of in His perfect timing! We have witnessed God’s grace and provision when we lay our burdens at His feet. And, oh, is it so much sweeter!
“So I tell you: Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and the door will be opened for you. For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened. What father among you, if your son asks for a fish, will give him a snake instead of a fish? Or if he asks for an egg, will give him a scorpion? If you then, although you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will the heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!” Luke11.9-13
Is your faith ever increasing? It is something I’m still working on, and I am so thankful for my sweet, patient husband who reminds me to trust and not rely on my “plan”.
We have a poster in our garage we can glimpse at before we leave the house that reads “Today You Die”. While that sounds morbid and a bit scary as we drive away, it reminds us daily what Galatians 2:20 says. “I have been crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself up for me.” We do not exist anymore, it is the Spirit in us who directs us (if we let Him).
So thank you little one, for reminding us to constantly live by faith and rely on our Savior. We will be better parents for it.
-That our faith would continue to increase
-For the next church we get to share our ministry to and serve on July -24th, August 28th, and October 9th
-For future partners
-For another baby bell on the way