We are halfway through our semester at ASK and boy are me & my Mustard Seeds having fun!!
We learned in Lesson 2 that God created everything!!!
In Lesson 3 we learned that God made us!
In Lesson 4 we learned about Discipline and the story of Jonah
Lesson 5 had us learning about God's gift of courage and the story of David & Goliath
I had to give the talk to ALL of the ASK kids in big group for this lesson, and let me tell you, I needed some courage!! I feel like God is really stretching me this fall and giving me tasks that seem way too BIG for me. It's exciting and makes me nervous all at the same time.
Thank you for the amazing opportunity to love on such precious hearts, Lord!
Umm...Hi! This time of year always throws me for a loop and has me trying to find my bearings. The ease and calm and tranquility of summer are definitely over and I find myself juggling to keep all the balls in the air? Am I the only mom who feels this way?
And then..BOOM! God chooses this week to wreck my heart! Really, Lord?
Do I dare tell God, I don't have time for this? (Gulp...did i say that out loud!?)
All this over the story of Jonah and the Whale!!! (the big fish)
Between preparing my 3-4 year old ASK lesson on this story and finding myself 100 pages in to Priscilla Shirer's book "Life Interrupted" God has my attention.
Just like Jonah I tend to run from things that cause hiccups in my calculated plans..and these days I feel my life is so full, things are VERY calculated!
I guess this Jonah had a story or two to tell me. He had a reminder for my soul that I tend to put some Jesus in my life on my terms...not His!
I've put myself in a trap. One hiccup, one moment out of sync, one second behind.....and I panic! My life has become so scheduled that I'm not in the moment! And in the moment I've missed it!
....I've missed the reason for it all. I've missed the opportunity to show His love, I've missed the opportunity to share His heart, I've missed the moment to give Him glory.
Keep pressing Lord...it's only Monday...keeping chipping away at this heart of mine until I cherish the life interrupted!
I want to be the woman who's husband trusts her, who does him good and not harm all the days of her life, who works with willing hands, who rises before everyone else to take care of needs like clothing and food, a woman who dresses herself with strength physically and spiritually, one who works until the work is done, the one who keeps things steady, who helps the needy, who makes herself appealing for her husband, one who is proud of her husband and lets people know it, who has much dignity, one who overflows with wisdom and has a kind tongue, one who is not lazy, a woman who's children call her blessed and her husband praises her, one who remembers that charm is deceitful and beauty is vain, but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised!(Proverbs 31:10-31)