Friday, October 21, 2011

Hold On Baby, Here We Go!


I took the boys to the park again this week.  For those of you who may be wondering no I did not torture Chico by pushing him in the swing again.  I did slide down the big twisty slide with him on my lap though, and he loved it.  
I have to say that I was a little nervous up at the top looking down with my sweet baby on my lap.  I couldn’t even see the end of the slide.  How could I be sure it was safe for me?  How could I be sure it was safe for him?
It’s incredible how much we change when we have children.  When I was younger I thought I knew what faith was.  I thought I had it.  The faith that no matter what happened or where His path would lead that everything would eventually turn out all right.  The faith that He would provide everything I need.  The faith that hears a still small voice and walks forward without asking Him to repeat Himself just to make sure I heard correctly.  It seemed simple.  It seemed natural.  
Add a husband and three small sons to the equation and it doesn’t seem as simple.  I may be easy not to worry about what I will eat or what I will wear (ok so sometimes I worry about what to wear), but not worrying about what my boys will eat or if they’ll have clothes to protect them from the cold is much harder.  
"Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear.  Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes?  Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them.  Are you not much more valuable than they?  Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?
"And why do you worry about clothes?  See how the flowers of the field grow.  They do not labor or spin.  Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these.  If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you - you of little faith?  So do not worry, saying, 'What shall we eat?' or 'What shall we drink?' or 'What shall we wear?'  For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them.  But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.  Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.
Matthew 6:25-34
But the Lord has proven Himself to be faithful.  And I am learning what I used to think I already know.  To trust Him.  Not only to provide for me, but to provide for my family.  Not only to lead me in His path of righteousness, but to do the same for my boys.  To get back to that place of hearing His voice and walking in it, without fear and without doubt.
And if that’s hard just check out what Jesus says in Mark 13:11.  
Whenever you are arrested and brought to trial, do not worry beforehand about what to say.  Just say whatever is given you at the time, for it is not you speaking, but the Holy Spirit.
Mark 13:11
To be arrested and not worry?
Lord grow my faith!


  1. This a is a great reminder post- I can be a real worrier and this is a good reminder to me to let go!


  2. Amen! It is hard when our concern concerns our children. These mama-hearts are very tender where our little chickies are concerned. But even there, He teaches us to walk in complete Peace and Faith. Such a precious reminder! Thank you!! And thank you SO MUCH for linking up!!! :)

  3. Worry is such a full word. Just the thought of the word brings all the concerns I have leaking out for God to see. I baby walk in faith and in spite of the small steps He reminds me of His love and care.

  4. facing changes in my life scare me, although when they come about, God always sees me through them. I have more changes coming up that make me nervous but I am trying hard to trust the Lord that He will see me through them. This post came in a timely manner for me. thank you.

  5. You are so right. Having children changes everything. Before my first baby was born back in 1960, I had no trouble driving on the L.A. freeways. After Carol was born I was so concerned for her safety that I developed a phobia about driving on freeways. I still have a hard time with it after all these years. When I do need to drive on a freeway I do a lot of praying. Actually it isn't driving there it is the entry that scares me. I have a hard time pulling into the line of traffic from the on ramp. I know God is concerned about all our fears and certainly He is more than capable of handling anything we need.

  6. I tend to be a worrier! I rather would be a full time pray warrior for Him! This was beautifully put. We all have to learn to trust Him completely. But I do understand your fears. Your family is very beautiful. Enjoy the upcoming week.

  7. The Lord taught me many spiritual truths when my boys were little. I think it's because our relationship to Him is Father and child of God. Every day is a lesson is God's way and spiritual truths. Thanks for the great post. God bless, Bobbi

  8. I was reading Acts the other day the story about Peter being in prison and the angel there telling him to go. What struck me with the passage this time around was that Peter was sleeping. He was going on trial the next day, but he was sleeping. I'm not sure I would be sleeping if I was going on trial the next day. Yet he had that trust enough to sleep and be still and rest in the Lord and his provision. I need more of that, knowing God will meet my needs, I get it, I grasp it but I have to live it! Enjoyed reading this! Just visiting from Spiritual Sunday; I hope you have a great week ahead!


  9. "I am learning what I used to think I already knew" - That certainly is a process! One that I'm still practicing, too!

  10. I am not up to par on the Bible yet. My husband has been reading it to me and then stopping and explaining or else I would be lost. The words mean different things than the way they are written. Thank goodness his father is a preacher so I am in good hands! Stopping by from the blog hop (although late) and following you thru RSS Reader and Facebook. I would love a follow back when you get the chance. Thanks so much for your help and have a great week!


  11. "I am learning what I thought I already knew..."

    Parenting is so good for this, isn't it? My faith has been contorted beyond recognition at times. It's very humbling.

    I'm glad Chico likes the slide:)

  12. What an amazing GOD we serve, who uses our children (and grandchildren) to teach us so much in this life.