Boys, it's been a while since I've written a "serious" blog to you. It's not that my mind hasn't been racing with deep thoughts, it's just that I've been too busy to stop, think, and formulate coherent sentences.
I have been laying awake at night thinking about the economic state of our country. It is a very fearful time for our beloved nation, and sadly, it doesn't seem as if things are on the rise. If Jesus hasn't returned by the time you two are adults, I am sure you'll be faced with some of these issues.
Day after day, I hear of friends or neighbors being laid off from their jobs due to financial issues. You know the economy is in trouble when education begins to be compromised...and that is exactly where we are headed. I hear of financial troubles of people I love, and it is news such as this, that makes my heart beat a bit faster.
I am trying desperately to keep a godly perspective through all of this. *God owns the economy. *God owns my money. *God owns the jobs of both myself and Daddy. *Everything, except our relationship with Jesus, is temporary anyway. *God is our good Father, and He will take care of us because we are His children. *I can't add money to our account or security to our jobs by worrying, so what is the point? *If God created the Heavens and the Earth with the mere utterance of His voice, He can also create jobs by merely speaking them in to existence (this is what I pray for loved ones who have been laid off). *Jesus is coming back soon, and the more experience I have in life, the more I look forward to this day.
If Satan can steal my joy, and threaten to shake my stability in Christ, than He wins. Every moment wasted on worry, is a moment that I miss out on giving God glory. When I express confidence in who God is, when I practice resting in His peace, and when I dwell on His goodness, He receives glory. This is what I am going to choose to do.
Psalm 16:8 "I have set the Lord always before me. Because He is at my right hand, I WILL NOT BE SHAKEN.
Memorize those words. Write them on you heart, and make them a permanent feature of your mind. You will have to use them on your journey. I know I have, and will continue to use that promise.