Friday, January 22, 2016

My Gentle giant at 12 yrs. old...
 These are the days that I love....
spending days on end with your children.
They are so worth investing all of your energy in.
Odin just has a way about him 
Everyone always goes to him for everything....
play time
nerf gun fights
lego battles 

he's my guy that is always cleaning up the house
you never need to ask this guy to help you..he's always one step ahead of me

We're sitting in the kitchen area just hanging out after school and he says "Mom, thanks for saying yes"
I said, to what?
To Abraham.  
I said of course sweetie.

He said, I can't imagine our lives without him in it.
This guy always gets me so weepy.  He's one you can just sit and talk and cry with.

We talked about how God intentionally puts his people in situations where they come face to face with their need for him. Completely walking by faith.   In the process he demonstrates his ability to provide everything that his people could ever have imagined.  In the end he brings glory to himself.
In our humanness, we seem to think that he would choose the people with the most money and talents to accomplish his desires.  Those are the people that can get it done. With all the cancer debt we have on paper, a $15,000 adoption wouldn't be what we were ready for.  What I have seen the past few years is that Christ uses the normal people to do Mighty works because in our humanness it seems more of a miracle when we can accomplish something so grand!

Why is it so hard to say yes?

When we think about laying down a life for another we usually think in terms of a singular event.  But it is possible for us to lay down our lives over the course of a lifetime, minute by minute and day by day.  And it is the work of the Spirit to empower us as we seek to lose ourselves in acts of loving kindness and sacrificial living.