Sunday, January 6, 2013

This is the WAY, Walk in it!

Trust in the LORD with all your heart, And do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He will make your paths straight. ~ Proverbs 3:5-6
Recently I have understood a little more what God means by trusting Him, leaning not on my own understanding and acknowledging Him.  There has been a lot of changes in our home.  Changes that have been drastic and surprising.  I truly believe that all have been planned out by God and He is putting everything in order.
And your ears will hear a word behind you, "This is the way, walk in it," whenever you turn to the right or to the left. ~ Isaiah 30:21
It is very hard to let God!  My complete heart desires to honor, serve and do God's will, but that becomes difficult at times when it has to be His way.  It is easy to honor God my way, easy to serve Him my way and  easy to say my will is His will.  It's at that moment when I am humbled by my Father and have no other choice but to let Him do what He does best for me. 
As you know I have been homeschooling my boys for sometime.  For sometime my husband had been saying to me that He desired for our boys to go to school.  For me this was a shock.  I knew in my heart that God wanted us to homeschool them.  I told my husband, "until the Lord gives me peace about it, I will think about it!"  With that said, I made sure I didn't feel the peace of God!  My husband never pushed the subject because we both knew it would turn into an argument.  A time had passed and things were just not going well with our homeschool.  There was so much distraction on a daily basis, I was not being a blessing to my boys, I was ignoring my youngest son and the list can go on.  I finally knew my "ears needed to hear the word behind me".  God was speaking to me and was just not listening! What was He saying?
1. You are not submitting yourself to your husband, therefore you are not submitting yourself to Me...
2. You are working in your own strength, therefore you are not seeking Me to help you
3.  You are ignoring my will for your life... 
4. You are closing the door to the blessings I have for you....
Really the list can go on! But the one thing on this list that truly hit home was not submitting myself to my husband.  My husband is a man of God, who fears the Lord and when he speaks, I know, God has spoken to him.  
All the while, we had been arguing and I had been so close minded toward the idea of sending our boys to school. Until I finally surrendered.  I went to the Lord.  I asked Him truly what His will for our family was and it was to send our boys to a Christian school, three minutes from where we live!
My husband and I spoke and began to move.  We prayed to the Lord, came into agreement and TRUST the Lord to do what HE has already planned. 
'For I know the plans that I have for you,' declares the LORD, 'plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope. ~ Jeremiah 29:11
Our boys have been in school since December and LOVE it! My youngest son is completely happy to be able to have his momma's undivided attention,  I am truly at peace and my husband and I are live in harmony!
God is so good that He doesn't reveal all His blessings at once!  The Lord gave us a little SURPRISE.... I found out that my husband and I are expecting our 5th child!   This for us was a HUGE  surprise!  But not for Him!   I have learned to tune my ears to His word ... and walk in it!

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  1. I am happy to read an update about you my friend. I have often feared God asking me to put my kids back in school. Although he has not and my husband is 100% supportive of homeschooling it is nice to know that he will give me peace no matter what. I am sure you are enjoying special time with your little one. I did miss that one on one time with Joseph that I got with his brothers. Lots of love to you and I hope you will be blogging more this year. I love reading your encouraging posts!

  2. Monica...what a moving post. Lessons in so many ways here. I'm glad to hear your boys are enjoying their new school and that you are all living in harmony again. Education for our children is a big deal and when we are in the Lord's will, we can know He will bless it whether its homeschooling or not. So glad to hear from you sweet friend. Thank you for sharing your precious post at WJIM. Have a sweet week in the Lord.

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