Moving requires work.
In this case we were moving dirt.
In our daughter and son-in-law’s case they will be moving everything.
I’m working on parts of our yard and much of it requires moving.
Whether it’s brush or weeds, rock or branches it’s work.
I have also been going through a different type of moving lately.
Moving from one set of normal to a new set.
For the next 7 weeks I will be Mom to only 2 kids at home.
I can say it’s taking some real moving on the Lord’s part to prepare my heart.
No, I’m not worried about their safety.
No, this really is a good thing.
Yes, I am having some struggles letting go.
There are so many things I could say about this.
Yet, I have found silence sometimes is more.
I’ve taken my feelings and struggles to the Lord and He has answered.
Trust Me, for I am doing this.
Look to Me, for I am the One Who goes with them.
These belong to Me, and I will hold them in My hands.
Which has required me to face a truth I’ve not long understood.
God loves my children more than I do and He’s always working in each circumstance for their good.
So when the enemy is allowed to steal, kill, or destroy I can trust that God is using it to teach our children about Himself or to reveal themselves or both.
Fear wants to whisper incredible nonsense which always makes sense at the time.
Yet the Lord is teaching me discernment, so I can capture each lie and dispose of it quickly.
(I might add this is easier said than done!)
Within this moving of children and changing of household I have been revealed.
I never realized how deeply I was afraid of the loss of my little ones, now grown large.
The Lord is so gracious and has been walking me slowly forward with more compassion, encouragement, and love than I can express.
He has wonderfully blessed me daily by the presence of each child.
Now is the time for them to be allowed to bless others, anyone He has placed in their lives.
What more can a mother want, than for her children to be adults who shine the love of Jesus Christ?
So as we all move, I’m praying.
Thank You for the gift of each person in our home. I’m struggling with sadness on letting go. I trust You to hold them and to walk daily with them. I trust that any circumstances which You walk them through are simply a tool to further their hearts in love with Yours. Please use them, touch others, spread Your Gospel, and continue to hone their character daily. I have made so many mistakes with them. Please help them to forgive when they are wronged and to choose not to be offended. I know Your promises. I’m resting in the knowledge that they are each in Your hand. Thank You. I love You Jesus.”