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Saturday, July 11, 2009

promises


I was putting Elias in the car after a fun and exhausting
playdate yesterday and promptly told him,
"Go sit in your seat and I'll pass
you back some cookies in a minute".
He immediately scattered to the back of the van and climbed up into
his spot - looking at me expectantly.

What was so amazing to me in that minute
was that he totally believed me.
Thankfully, I wasn't lying - I had borrowed some animal crackers from Kelly and put them in a baggie for him for the ride home. But, he didn't doubt for a minute that I was really telling the truth. Right now, when I promise him something - he relies on me
one million percent to provide.

When do children become adults? When does childlike faith become adultlike doubt?
Maybe when we stop believing the things our Father promises.
here are some I need reminding of:
And my God will supply every need of yours according to his
riches in glory in Christ Jesus.
(philippians 4:19)

fear not, for I am with you;
be not dismayed, for I am your God;
I will strengthen you, I will help you,
I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
(isaiah 41:10)

And the ransomed of the LORD shall return
and come to Zion with singing;
everlasting joy shall be upon their heads;
they shall obtain gladness and joy,
and sorrow and sighing shall flee away.
(isaiah 51:11)

Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you.
Not as the world gives do I give to you.
Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.
(john 14:27)

simple enough,
amen? amen.


8 comments:

Nick said...

I like you and your heart. Thank you.

Rachel said...

Amen!

Angela said...

Thank you. I needed that.

Leigh said...

AMEN!

Anonymous said...

Wow...I hope you don't mind but I'm going to repost this...because, wow. Thank you, Lord - forever Amen!

Anya

Melissa said...

Wow...love it. :) Found your blog through blogher!

Old Woman said...

hey jesse - ur mum's friend from fm here. just wanted to let you know that i used your post to minister in my bible study tonight. i have the kids doing their own word searches in the bible tryin' to teach them how to get to know god's heart on their own. anyway after three weeks of working on their word studies, tonight i had one of our kids teach on his word --- HOPE w/Expectation. he's 11 and did a great job for the first time. this example so totally fit what the word revealed to the kids through a kid. funny how god gives brings stuff that all fits together just when its needed. thanks for sharing your heart - you touched twelve children tonight (ages 6-11).

Rachel Merchand said...

I borrowed those same scriptures for something I wrote on the same thing. God just has been blowing me away lately:) Love you<3

And Amen:)