Oh and she LOVES it when daddy tosses her around!!!! So she likes to do those daring things that send mommy's heart into dangerous places. So the trick she is doing up above looks cute.....until she jumps!!!!
I think the crazy part is- she doesn't fear. As in she doesn't really know what fear looks like! She just jumps. She know her big sister was there - yes. BUT she just knows her big sister will catch her. She likes to do this walking down the stairs, in the pool, off the changing table. People it is enough to send me to the looney bin (ummm....no comments please).
BUT she just trusts!!! WHOLE HEARTEDLY TRUSTS!!!!!!!
WOW! Really? You think you are that powerful? YES MAM I DO.....
I remember reading a book and doing a Bible study on witnessing. People have all kinds of philosophies. One thing the book pointed out is that if you think you can mess things up - you will never witness! It's true. But until recently with things all a buzz about this and that and how someone did such and such.....I don't think I have put the two together.
AS IN- DO WE SERIOUSLY THINK THAT WE ARE DOING MORE THAN GOD IS? Ummm...NO! No we aren't. Our job as a Christian is to DO WHAT GOD IS TELLING US TO DO. Sometimes we get it right, and sometimes we don't! Sometimes we can think for years we have been doing something right, and then the Holy Spirit steps in and changes our thinking.
I am sure for some of you that read this blog- you have experienced this. You never knew of the EXTREME NEED for foster care, adoption needs, domestic adoption needs, international adoption needs, older child adoption needs, children who are special that need families too. Or never thought about homeschooling, or about eating better, or about not listening to this or that- whether on the tv or on the radio, or how you speak to others or your own family, or whatever it is.
BUT GOD- came in and said.....I think if you try it this way you will see that I am right and this will be a better choice for you. A choice that will lead you to ME!!!! TO SEE ME MORE!!!
I know people out there are struggling because they have been told that certain decisions were wrong by this group and right by this group. We do this in our own churches all the time. BUT GOD- GOD can open our hearts. Enough to say that if we are following HIM we will be set FREE from the trials of this world.
Not that we won't experience them.....oh my no!!!! Ummm......I experience them all the time, and I am sure you do as well. Just that we are set free from the opinions of everyone around us. When we look to God to tell us HIS OPINION of us we realize that everyone else's opinions just don't seem to matter as much.
I can tell you that if we lived by the opinions of others......we would not have all we have.....our 9 beautiful children whom we love so very much it hurts to describe it!!! We would not have followed him into camping ministry, and now here, and now to my husband's new job (he starts officially in a few weeks, but has already started in his heart and with a few things here and there ;). ), and sooo many things that seem different to what the world thinks we should do.
I mean when my hubby said we are giving up all R rate movies....ok no big deal. When we started giving up almost all PG 13 movies....ummmm why? When we started giving up all tv (except for food network, and Duggars, and Olympics....and even then we don't really watch it that much)....ummmm why?? No more Law and Order? No more ER? No more ...... why? No more music outside of Christian radio stations/music? Awww.......really. No more ____________.
And you know what- I have gained a whole new perspective on things I just thought were normal. I am NOT SAYING YOU HAVE TO DO THESE THINGS!!! That is just it. That is the argument!!! You can't change someone's heart- YOU are not that powerful....ONLY GOD IS!!!!!!
HE HAS COME A LONG WAY PEOPLE!!!
So he eats 3rd foods, and now my homemade creations, but well.....that has been a llloooonnngggg road. He still has issues- eating anything dry- even a crumb is a huge NO WAY! Lumpy things in his foods....ummm....boy can find them and spit them out in a heartbeat!
I couldn't do it. I could put the lemon pop in front of him. I could try to force it in his mouth. I could tell him how I wanted him to do it. I could show him me putting it in my mouth. I could tell him all day long that this would help him eat. BUT IT WOULDN'T HELP HIM.
That is pretty much how it is. We as Christians- should stand up for what we believe in. Whatever that looks like. Some of us feel more strongly about things than others or we go about it in different ways. Some of our personalities are different and so when we stand up for something it just looks and sounds different than others.
BUT- WE DIDN'T force someone to accept Christ- OR OUR beliefs!!!! Because at the end of the day- IT IS NOT ABOUT US!!!!!!!! It is about God working in different ways in the Body of Christ (SEE SCRIPTURE FROM LAST POST!!)
In the end....if we listen closely our lives may seem CRAZY :). As in taking yet another salary cut, to do something your hubby and the whole family is passionate about, moving to another state where you have no job yet, moving again and again- taking huge financial losses, adopting AGAIN....or any array of crazy really.
IT's a GOOD THING GOD NEVER GIVES UP ON ME!!!!!! I am sure I have offended readers, those who are my facebook friends....wonder how many have unfriended me lately?? OH WELL! Because it is more important for me to serve my Savior than be loved by the world.
So the word is out- I am a JESUS FREAK and not afraid to say it!!!! (ok dating myself....who went to see the Jesus Freak tour??? ;).
GO HERE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Ummm..promise you will NOT REGRET IT!!!!!
Pray your weekend is going GREAT!!!!