Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Speaking to My Heart

Last week during our family devotion time, Brian read from John 5 - the testimonies about Jesus. After he finished reading, Brian asked us what we thought about this story. I considered Jesus - discussing the various testimonies about Himself, and the people who didn't believe. And I thought, How discouraging would that be???
Then God used my wonderful husband to speak right to my heart.
Brian said, "I don't think Jesus worried about the results. He trusted God and was faithful in the process."
Hello??!!
There I was, watching my wiggly son doing hand-stands as we 'listened' - wondering if any of this message was getting through to his head OR his heart. And then as Brian spoke, it was as if God were saying to me, Karen, don't worry about the results. Don't worry about how your children are going to turn out. That's My deal. I'll take care of it. You need only to trust Me. And be faithful in the process. You do your part. I'll do MINE.

Hmmmm. Is HE speaking to anyone else's heart with these words today?

Karen

10 comments:

Cindy said...

Thank you I needed this today! I am to do my part and get out of the way. And let Jesus do the rest.

Nichole said...

Faith is trusting God will do what HE says He will do...and that includes our children! Great reminder today, thank you!

TheUnSoccerMom said...

FOR SURE, He's speaking to me too. And reminding me to step up in my walk. :o)

Thank you!

Patricia/NYC said...

I had this little conversation with God yesterday...today, I did my part & of course He did His! :)
Praising Him ALWAYS!!!!

Sara K. said...

Yes, yes, yes! I feel like God is trying to show me that very thing these days... and the lesson really can't be learned during the fun, pleasant times! [Rats!] I think it's one of those "you've gotta trust Him with the end result no matter how bleak things might look right now" kind of things. [Ugh.] My hope is truly in His promise to work all things together for the good of those who love Him and are called according to His purpose for them! (Romans 8:28-29) His ways are so far beyond our comprehension—and His ways are good and perfect! :)

Irritable Mother said...

Cindy - It's that getting out of the way part which is hardest for me. But I know it's what we need to do!

Nichole - And has He ever NOT done what He said He would do??? We can trust HIM!

Jodi - I'm glad He's speaking to you, too! :o)

Patricia - All ways, always! :o)

Sara - Good, good, good!
Yes, they are - His ways, that is. When we can't understand, we can still TRUST.
Love you!

Ronel Sidney said...

YES!!! YES!!! YES!!! Wish I would have read this, this morning.

Irritable Mother said...

Ronel - Better late than never, yes? *wink*

Wendy said...

I've caught myself worrying at times if the faith I live out in front of my children (words, actions, everything) is making an impact. But then I remember Paul's words:
"I planted the seed, Apollos watered it, but God made it grow." Just keep planting and watering, Karen. That's all He asks. :)

Irritable Mother said...

Wendy - You're awesome! Thanks for the encouragement. :o)