God’s Got Em’

2018-01-29 11.52.43

As I sit here with my youngest two boy children each pushing a car (one a police car and one a fire truck complete with sound affects and all) under the table by my feet I find myself praying they never need the services of either of those vehicles. As a mom it’s easy to start loosing focus and start believing the children on loan to us for such a time as this are actually ours and actually just might be safer in our hands! However this mornings reading had God again patiently lifting my eyes to His and reminding me that however impossible I might think it is His love for them is actually greater than my own! Unfathomable right! But true. Some of the points that I read this morning that helped me were Gen. 48:11 when Israel said to Joseph, “I never expected to see your face again, and now God has allowed me to see your children too.” WOW! God is always able, always moving, and always doing things beyond our comprehension, praise Him!  I can trust Him with hopeless situations. However I also need to let Him lead… He is the shepherd I am the sheep…why do I fight Him so to change positions sometimes?!?!? Israel/Jacob allowed God to be his shepherd all his life (Gen. 48:15) which is probably why he was able to rest in His Sovereignty. He also knew that he had walked protected and asked that the same Angel who delivered him from all harm would bless his boys (verse 16). We can never be praying enough for our children right! Parents concern for their children is timeless its a constant through generations that’s why we need to trust the everlasting God -Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom. Isaiah 40:28 As parents we have never become tired or weary right?! Wrong!! Yet we have a God who loves our children and never grows tired or weary always has all the energy needed to do everything all the time in the perfect way for each one of our individual children, praise Him! So why do we continue to cling so tightly when we know the best place for them is in His hands?!  Gen. 50:19 made me chuckle when Joseph asks, Am I in the place of God? – No! But how often do my actions say I think otherwise? Gen. 48:21 says, Then Israel said to Joseph, “I am about to die, but God will be with you and take you back to the land of your fathers. – WOW! That’s calm in the storm! I am about to die BUT GOD will be with you and take you in the way you should go my child, trust His plan for your life….God make this truth sink into my heart, that You are with my children always even when I cannot be. And you know what, that child, Joseph who lost his father but was told to trust God….later in life you see him doing the same thing for his family! Gen. 50:24 Then Joseph said to his brothers, “I am about to die. But God will surely come to your aid and take you up out of this land, to the land he promised on oath to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. – and he says it again in verse 25 – God will surely come. -Even on their death bed they pointed their families to the One who had them all along and to His promises over their lives. As earthly parents that’s our job- to do all that we can while we can to point and pray them in the Way they should go so that when our earthly journeys come to an end and they will…the only guarantee in life is that it will come to an end… God can allow me to rest in knowing I pushed them out of my hands and into His every chance I got! Personally I’ve got a long way to go, its very hard for me to let go of my kids..HIS kids..(see!).. I about have tears every single time but then there are the tears of joy when I see them spread their wings and fly like God intended. So I’m trying and praying He makes me better at it as He continues to draw me closer to Him in a personal, trusting, love relationship, because I truly have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth. 3 John 1:4

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