Trust in the Lord
Do we really trust in God? Especially when in a situation doesn’t support us to believe? Once in a circus I went, there was a man brought his little boy around 3 years old. He carried his son to go through a horizontal robe around 22 feet high, but he just trusted still in his father’s cuddle. In John 21:6 :
6 He said, “Throw your net on the right side of the boat and you will find some.” When they did, they were unable to haul the net in because of the large number of fish.
Do we trust in the Lord in every situation of our life such those stories above? Especially when we see our kids, they need to have education, proper living and many living needs we have to go through on it. As the disciples simply did what Jesus said to them without asking, meaning that they trusted in Jesus to throw the net on the other side of the boat and they would find the fishes. Do we put all our trust and hope on Him?
It takes a process so God can see your faith, and you will be growing in faith according to what He wants and whether you trust in Him more than anything else. Just surrender to Him for what He wants for you to do. The same way as the disciples did what Jesus said, going to the right side of boat according to what Jesus said. Do we do what Jesus said in our lives? It takes time to understand that God is involved in our lives. Let God take control in every step we choose. Pray and read daily Bible to catch what God speaks to us, what He wanna tell us, listen to His words in a silence, to let Him talk into our hearts even anytime. Ask God for us to have a wisdom to discern His words. If He wants us to do something to choose a path that even crooked, He will guide you onto it, He will be with you to get through it and get focus on Him. Do not let a doubt, and a daunting long journey exhausts and put down your trust on Him. Remember, He was the only One who created us…so He never ever leaves us alone, His creation!
Feed My Sheep
As a parent, we are the figure of our children, they follow what I and my husband do. We try to communicate to our children in every situation we face and speak to them according to their level. As they copy from parents, in difficult moment they will also reflect on what we parents did in their previous experienced life with us. They must experience the difficult moment like us on their own situation too after they have grown up. Probably they will convey its memory till they grow up on the future life, and acts the same as we did as well.
As I read at John 21. Our children need support, not only physically seen such as food, fund, school etc but also spiritually. They need our spirit to guide them, to lead and give strength to them. I was thinking, what could it be if I didn’t have spirit anymore to survive? My children would have also been following the same too. They are supposed to be strong. So this scripture gives me a clue to arise, to stand to be strong in God spirit, even though I and my husband are far each other. In this scripture, God is awaken me to take care of the innocent children as His precious treasures to be entrusted to us by God. We are the parents have responsibility to guide them, to feed them with the spirit of God through parents deeds and do in everyday. We tried to do the right way for their example. So our children as our sheep must be taken care according to what God wants on their life with our love and the spirit of the Lord. If we really love Jesus, we will do His commandment to “feed” our children spiritually and physically. Because He loves us first, He gave His life for us, He gave us children to be raised up well. God is so great. This scriptures strengthen us as well:
15 When they had finished eating, Jesus said to Simon Peter, “Simon son of John, do you love me more than these?”
“Yes, Lord,” he said, “you know that I love you.”
Jesus said, “Feed my lambs.”
16 Again Jesus said, “Simon son of John, do you love me?”
He answered, “Yes, Lord, you know that I love you.”
Jesus said, “Take care of my sheep.”
17 The third time he said to him, “Simon son of John, do you love me?”
Peter was hurt because Jesus asked him the third time, “Do you love me?” He said, “Lord, you know all things; you know that I love you.”
Jesus said, “Feed my sheep. (John 21 NIV version)
Jesus asked 3 times to Simon Peter, which means God wants His commitment to take care of His sheep. The way that I must do with my children. He needs our commitment in raising our kids. So I must wake up to face the world, doing my daily activities, as if I have friend who takes care of me, indeed I have friend, He is Jesus! Thank to Jesus for His spirit onto us. He will guide me to take care of my kids well, the important think whether we believe His guidance onto us or not, and trust on Him all the time in every situation of our life and do not be afraid.
I’ve found thousand words to be thankful of what You have done for us God, it moved me to go through my day. I also tried to send video or God’s words to support my husband spiritually too. I was really happy to hear my husband letter coming…
Good morning my darling,
I woke up this morning, and I felt hungry, so I grabbed banana then I went down to kitchen. I fried beef and put in my room and would eat it after I did my morning jogging. It was really quiet today Most people might enjoy their time last night and easy Sunday waking up late. I passed through the city street and started getting use to with the weather….getting warmer after few minutes run then headed back to my room and enjoyed my yummy breakfast….I was ready for 11 am mass…I got a warm greeting from pastor standing at the entrance door….I could see more people and it was choral mass….from the elders and seniors but their voice and songs were beautiful…..and inspirational…..thank you God for giving me this beautiful day, I always pray and plea to God…..please bless my family…
(From Wellington With Love, 23rd July 2017)