My youngest daughter has moved overseas in the hope of a great job and is learning that everything does not come as easily as she had assumed. Yes, she is learning to dig deep! She is learning to push through. And as a Mom, I am so grateful that she is choosing to do this with the Lord. She sent me pictures of the church she went to, and sent me messages of how others where she is staying, have heard she went to church, and this has led to chats, deep heartfelt chats, about the Lord. Letting her go has been another milestone for me.
My eldest is also digging down deep into the living waters of the Lord. It is so humbling and so joyous to see one's children lean on the Lord. I know in my life I could never manage what has come my way without Him. So, I trust they stick with the Lord too. Choosing His way, His path, leads always to blessing and life!
Thank you Father for this great blessing.
Another milestone is that we have lived in the same place for nearly 9 years now. That is a VERY VERY long time for us. I remember when we started going through a very tough time 7 years ago, I felt the Lord saying we would be putting our roots down, and that He would not pull us up. We would be grounded and secure and those who had tried to destroy us, would no longer be here. Well, some of that has happened, but mostly, we are rooted. I believe it was a heavy season of digging deep and God honoured all that He said He would do concerning us in this time. Yes, another milestone!
Jer 44 v 9-10: And he said to them, thus says the Lord, the God of Israel, to Whom you sent me to present your supplication before Him: (10) If you will remain in this land, then I will build you up and not pull you down, and I will plant you and not pull you up; for I will relent and comfort and easy Myself concerning the evil that [in chastisement] I have done to you [and I will substitute mercy and loving-kindness for judgement].
Another very blessed milestone is the number of lovely ladies who have linked up with my bloghop every week. Thank you! You have blessed me more than you know.
Let us continue to encourage and lift up one another as we choose to live the Lord's way every day.
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