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Entered By: Paula
Entry Date: 2014-04-30 19:25:01
Subject: People Ask/Thankful
Message:
 

 People ask us what has been hard and what we need prayer for.   Here's a go at it. 

What has been hard? 

* The emotional needs of all the children can be very overwhelming.  We are constantly offloading the burden to Christ.  I pray that we are pointing to Jesus rather than ourselves.  He is the Rescuer.

*  Abiding.  It can be hard to remain in the vine when it is easy to get caught up in the great need around you.  When I am tired and frustrated I realize that I have taken on much and not remained in Him.  Do I think He ever leaves us?  No, but I know that we can choose kaos rather than peace.  

*  Friendships.  Our days are full.  Mark works, I school, and there are things that we are committed to.  We have had a hard time setting aside time to develop friendships. 

What do we need prayer for? 

*  That we stay focused on Him and obedient to what He asks.  There is so much in that request! 

*  That the children will have communion with Christ and believe that He has plans for their lives.  

*  That we will have wisdom as we raise teenage boys.  We feel we have not done the best job with boys that have already left or grown up.  We need wisdom!

*  Finances to continue to finish out the community center and fill it with the things that God wants.  

*  Our family as we prepare for John to go to college in the US.  Hannah as she stays the summer in the US (first time since she went to college).  

I am thankful that He is our rock and our fortress. 

I am thankful that we live in such a beautiful place, full of the beauty of His creation. 

I am thankful that He hides us in the cleft of the rock, protects us, and holds us.  

I am thankful for the friendships that God has given, and the friendships that my children have made.  Thankful for adventure, opportunities, and fun. 

I am thankful that daily I can look and see His goodness, beauty, compassion, and nearness. 

Our God is faithful and near, 

Paula 





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