Growth in 2017

I can’t say this year started smoothly. None the less it’s been good. Growth- even painful growth is always good. Several transitions with our big kids have brought upheaval. This was necessary… this was right, but not easy. And I so much like easy, however that’s not always God’s way. He keeps stretching me and changing me, causing me to reach for Him.

Being a parent is absolutely wonderful. One of the best jobs I’ve ever had! All of our children bring us such joy… and challenges x10. When they were little I was physically exhausted, as they matured- mentally exhaustion, and now as young adults – I’m spiritually exhausted. Parenting adult children is a whole new game.  Much of what we offer now is support, prayer and guidance (-advice when asked). 

I’ve learned so much about how God must view me. I’ve discovered even more my deep dependence and need for Him. Somehow I thought we would be wiser by this point. Our parents were. Or maybe they only seemed that way. All I know is the older I get the less I know, and that truly Jesus is the answer, the best place to start with any question.

If your kids aren’t seeking God- what then? It’s your place to stand in the gap for them. To cover them in prayer and speak God’s word over their lives. To be bold in the Spirit quietly praying where they live. To fast for them and cry out to God. He created them and loves them more than you do. You are not alone.

Yet the LORD longs to be gracious to you; therefore He will rise up to show you compassion. For the LORD is a God of justice. Blessed are all who wait for Him! Isaiah 30:18

ForGlorySake! –Anna  

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