February 23, 2017

It’s been a good day. Yes, hard moments are mixed in with the good but I am learning to work through them. Or really, just be still through them. Be still and pray. It’s amazing what kind of peace comes from those moments of prayer. It’s also amazing just how quickly to Lord settles my unrest.

As our lives return to normal, I am excited to have opportunities arise that I can share Kayleigh’s story with others. I’ve prayed that the Lord will direct me and He has been gracious to do so. While I am excited to share Kayleigh’s story, I can’t tell it without talking about what God has done in my own life. And I think that’s an important piece of what I am supposed to share, but I never want me and my story to become more important than God’s story. I find myself praying often now that God will take me out and all focus can be on Him, what He has done, and His glory. Because, wow… God is amazing.

As I was searching for verses to speak to my heart tonight I found myself in Jeremiah. Of course the verse we chose for Kayleigh is Jeremiah 29:11, but tonight I was in chapter 17.

Jeremiah 17:7-8
7 “But blessed are those who trust in the Lord and have made the Lord their hope and confidence. 8 They are like trees planted along a riverbank, with roots that reach deep into the water. Such trees are not bothered by the heat or worried by long months of drought. Their leaves stay green, and they never stop producing fruit.

And there it is. My job is to be planted by the streams of living water. My hope and trust is in the Lord. If I keep my focus on Him and what is important, following Him, then He is going to take care of all the details. And I’ll just keep on giving God the glory for molding, shaping, and changing this sinner.

Until tomorrow,

God’s got this. We just have to hang on!

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