Greetings, Blogworld, whoever that may be. We've returned from a wonderful visit to San Antonio where we were treated with lots of love and hospitality. It's such a treat to see others enjoy the precious gift the Lord has so graciously blessed us with- Mikayla a.k.a Baby Girl!
On to the subject of my post. Having a child has taught me many spiritual lessons. I need to make this snappy (sorta) b/c my dh is supposed to call @ 11. So.......
Lesson #1- on sleeping through the night:
It's for Mikayla's own good that we train her to sleep through the night. She'll get her much needed rest and be in a better mood, etc. It's hard sometimes to hear her cry (we make sure she's fed, changed, clean, and all that goes along with that). But there are times we just let her cry to teach her. There are some things I noticed about this:
- We can hear her (the Lord hears us when we cry and He doesn't need a baby monitor)
- We care for her (our Lord definitely cares for us!)
- We, at any time, can go give her relief by holding her close or whatever (our Lord can change our situation or give us relief from pain/hardships/trials)
Many times God has us go through these hard times -promising us that He will never leave us or forsake us. He wants us to trust Him completely and wholly, knowing He does all things well. So, when we're going through a rough time, our God, who is in control, knows what He is doing and we need to submit to what He has ordained in our lives. God does not make us go through unprofitable trials. (We don't like to hear Mikayla cry just to hear her cry- there's a point in it all.) This has not been typed out how I wanted it to be, but I hope it makes sense.
In other news (to quote CC), I think the musicmakers (and Ali) need to start a blog! They are such sweet, witty women, and I think it'd be enjoyable to "hear" what they have to say. They no doubt could give some good advice and keep us entertained.
I went to church with my parents and CC this evening, and it was a blessing! "and forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors." Wow- we've been forgiven. I hope to never get over that glorious truth. As we have been forgiven, so we must forgive. God gives us the grace to do that. (Thank you, Bro. Scott)
Oh boy, I'd better close; Lovebug's supposed to call. How I adore that man! More later- I feel like I'm overflowing with blogging material.