In case you haven’t heard-this is Meg here. I am from the deep south of the states; Gulfport, Mississippi to be exact. Google it if you don’t know where that is-it’s a pretty awesome place on the beach! I am 20 years old and am a double music education major of trumpet and voice at a small private Christian school called Mississippi College-a Christian University. I didn’t grow up in a Christian home-I learned everything that I know now from middle of high school to now.
I say all of this because comparing to most of you, I am probably not as rounded in my view of life. I have never had children; never been in a serious relationship; never had to pay bills; never owned my own house, car, or anything. Everything that I have is because I was blessed with parents who love me and can supply me with all these things. However, with that said-one thing they can never redo or supply me with is the fact that I didn’t know Christ until I was 15 years old. However I KNOW that was the Lord’s plan for my life and I would never want it any other way. That is the only thing I WILL suggest to all parents of what I know for certain of what to do; teach your kids about Christ.
4 Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one 5 Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. 6 These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. 7 Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. 8 Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. 9 Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates. –Deuteronomy 6:4-9
I am certainly not going to ever blog about how to raise children, or how to have a godly marriage, or how to effectively make your children try food (ha!). I am going to blog my thoughts about my time here, what the Lord is teaching me, and within that, random articles about children and what not.
So right now I wish I had some awesome ‘story’ of what the Lord is teaching me. However I have nothing actually. Which is exactly what He wants me to learn and pour out; that sometimes He is not going to teach some dramatic lesson weekly. Or that when someone asks ‘what has the Lord been teaching you’, you don’t have to have some awesome answer like we all feel we need to have. Instead He is subconsciously teaching to wait-to chill. To just REST in His timing of life; even though divorce, kids acting out and screaming all the time, annoying moments, and whatever else is making you question what the Lord is doing.
Because in Romans 8:28 it says, “and we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” This means that all the ‘bad’ things in the world-God WILL use for good because it is all in His plan.
In times of uncertainty of what the Lord is trying to teach you, rest in this fact-that the God of creation WILL work your life out and my life out for good.
Until next time!