Tuesday, June 11, 2013

A portion that is just enough.

(All Jo wanted to do for his birthday was shoot hoops and be together. Love my guy.)
So much living we have been doing! The last few weeks have been full of birthdays, graduations, music festivals, baby milestones, gardening and new pets. Too much to caption, but great living that should be remembered- no matter how hard it is in the moment.
(This face is totally irresistible.)
God just keeps reminding me that HE is enough and His timing is perfect. This quote fills my ears:
 "Are we going to judge God by the circumstances we don't understand, or judge the circumstances in light of the character of God?" - Linda Dillow

 It feels so strange to have spent years with my children all around me, and now to have them need so little. They still ask the questions, appreciate the heart to hearts, and accept the afternoon snacks if I make them. But they don't NEED them anymore, and it is good, and healthy... but strange. Are they making all the "right" decisions? I doubt it. Are they secure in their future goals? Not really. But ultimately, that's their story to write. And God is enough. And His timing is perfect for them too. As I pray for their lives and their choices, I find more and more I am just praying for God to teach them that. They are such amazing people, I know God is doing a good work in them.
Almost finished with the study we have been doing from Linda Dillow, Calm My Anxious Heart, and last week's lesson just HAD to become a word study on "Time". I couldn't resist. So many passages, too many to recount. But it just drove the point home, God's timing is perfect and His ways are good. The book shared a letter from Andrew Murray to someone seeking his advice, and oh! You have to hear it:

(I choose to say:)
"I am here- By God's appointment, in His keeping, under His training, for His time."

How true is that?? No matter how strange it is to be an empty nester so suddenly, no matter how hard or easy things can be, no matter WHAT- God's put me here, in this circumstance, at this time, with His help.
(First zoo trip! Bee loved it and actually looked at the cheetah and the otters!)
I hope you find encouragement in that fact too, friend. Nothing looks as daunting when we look at it through the lens of eternity.

Hope this spring has filled your heart with new beginnings. Summer- here we come!

"Lord, you alone are my portion and my cup; you make my lot secure." Psalm 16:5

(Just had to share the epic fun time we had at the ColorMeRad 5K. TRY IT!)

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