"Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths" (Proverbs 3:5-6). With the Mr's surgery getting closer and closer, I am definitely putting ALL my trust in Him when it comes to how well things will go. I'm not afraid to admit that my thoughts have been a bit tortured thinking about all the things that could possibly go wrong. But because I'm putting my trust in God, I know that everything is going to be okay. And even more comforting is that fact that my family, friends and you all are praying with us that all goes well and that nothing happens to my husband until he has his surgery.
We were talking the other day and he shared with me that while his condition isn't too serious, the doctor did warn him that lifting the wrong thing or moving the wrong way could land him in some serious trouble. I think he waited to tell me because he knew I'd worry even more if I knew earlier. But again I trust God to keep him safe. Also, this week I've been practicing Proverbs 3:27. It commands us "Do not withhold good from those to who it is due, when it is in the power of your hand to do so."
You see while this economy is rebuilding and getting better, there are still those in our communities who need help and support. And to do my part in helping those families and persons out, I've been donating a lot of stuff over the past week to a local charity. Some of the things were hard to part with like a few of JJ's first outfits and some of my maternity clothes. They have great sentimental value for me, especially since my kiddies are no longer babies. However, to hold on to all of those things when I know another family could benefit from them is a bit selfish and not practical considering we're pretty much out of space in our current rental.
I just made up my mind that once I placed something in the go pile, it stayed there. And surprisingly when I went to drop off more stuff on Father's Day, I felt detached from it. I felt happy that I was being a blessing to others. I even took the kids with me. Moo asked if we were giving the stuff to charity and I said yes. "To help little kids like me and JJ?" she asked. All I could do was nod and smile because she sounded so thrilled and excited at the thought of her being helpful to other kids her and her brother's age.
I'm so proud to know that I'm raising compassionate and caring children. On a different note, I just want to say in closing be careful of the situations and people you allow and put into your life, especially your marriages and relationships. Proverbs 6:27-28 says "Can a man take fire to his bosom, and his clothes not be burned? Can one walk on hot coals, and his feet not be seared?" I've said this before but when you let any- and every- thing into your life, you will reap what you sow. So make sure you're sowing good seeds!
Week 25 Readings
6/17: Proverbs 10
6/18: Proverbs 11
6/19: Proverbs 12
6/20: Proverbs 13
6/21: Proverbs 14
6/22: Proverbs 15
6/23: Proverbs 16