Where is God leading you?
Our church is in the midst of a sermon series taking a look at the story of Abraham and Sarah. The Bible speaks of these two individuals as heroes of faith. When God asked them to leave their homeland, they left. When God asked them to follow an unpredictable path, they listened. They lived by faith, but they also had times of doubt. They questioned God, and they laughed at God. However, day by day they opened their hearts to God’s unending love.
Their story reminds me that we all live by faith. We do not always have the power to control others or even ourselves. Sometimes things fall apart. Other times, things come together. However, these Bible stories teach us that we are loved regardless of our circumstances.
As I look at my life, it is pretty easy to see that I am not in control. :) My one year old is always at the urgent care, and my 4 year old turns 5 on Friday! It just reminds me how fast time is flying. We start kindergarten next year, and before I know it, both kids will be graduating... Now I still have a significant amount of influence and power over their lives, but I recognize there will be a time when I can’t just force them to do whatever I want. I have to trust in love. I have to trust that God is with them. Today, I hope and pray that we all open our hearts to this kind of love!