Tuesday, June 23, 2009
"But so that we may not offend them, go to the lake and throw out your line. Take the first fish you catch; open its mouth and you will find a four drachma coin. Take it and give it to them for my tax and yours." Matthew 17:27
And it actually worked!!! Peter actually found a stinkin' fish with money in it's mouth! My peanut brain can't stand it. :)
A dear friend sent me something Monday that I so needed to hear. It used this scripture and spoke on obedience to God, even when we don't get it. I have been sweating the kids going back to school, not because I think it is wrong- I know that is where God wants them right now and feel peaceful about the decision, but because I WANT them with me instead. I start scrambling around in my head, thinking of all the reasons that public school isn't the BEST option, it's safer at home, it's more fun at home, they learn more one on one- anything and everything to justify what I (capital I) want.
Reading this note reminded me that obedience and trust in God is ALWAYS the best way, and I don't need to completely understand why. Just DO IT.
When I look at my girl's beautiful face, what better hands could her life and heart be in than with my God?