[dropcap style=”font-size: 60px; color: #9b9b9b;”] I [/dropcap] so love and appreciate the wisdom that pours through my dad/my pastor. I daily pray that he will live a LONG life so that my boys can learn and follow in the footsteps of their Pop. I had the great privilege of growing up with a wonderful godly man as my Gramps, and I so desire that for my kids. Anyway, for now though, I just wanted to share something that my dad shared with me. He is currently attending the Global Awakening conference and getting to sit under Bill Johnson and Randy Clark (also men who allow God’s heart and wisdom to pour out), and he called last night to remind his eldest daughter, this mama of little ones, that we (those who are in Christ) live in the economy of the Kingdom of God. In God’s economy there is no lack. He also reminded me that it’s our responsibility to stay out of fear and worry; it’s our job to keep our mouths in alignment with His Word. No matter what happens; that is where we dwell. My response was “yes, Dad.” 🙂 It’s a good word.
And interestingly enough, earlier that day, my sister had texted me Psalm 37; she didn’t know that I already have parts of this Psalm posted on our bathroom mirror. She also didn’t know that I had already cemented some decisions in my heart, and her sending of this Psalm was confirming it. So while my boys napped, I read through the entire Psalm to get my mind stayed on it.
Just a side note – There will be a lot more blogs to come as I’ve decided to stay clear of social networking for a while and to dive into the Word instead. There’s a lot that I’m learning, a lot that I’m focusing on, and a lot that I’ve decided to do and not do. The unpleasantness of social media sites gets to my stomach, and I’d rather focus on something fruitful . . . and I’d rather process my thoughts here.
So for now, I wanted to share the verse that is going into my list of scriptures that the Hayden family lives by and relies on. Please read this whole chapter, chew on it, pray over it, and speak it over your children during the days ahead.
Psalm 37:25-26 (I chose the New Living version, but read it in whatever version you go by.)
Once I was young, and now I am old. Yet I have never seen the godly abandoned or their children begging for bread. The godly always give generous loans to others, and their children are a blessing.
There is so much to think on in just those two verses. So much . . . thank the Lord for His goodness. Thank Him that because of His provision, we can be generous with what He’s given us!! We can raise children who are a blessing, because they know Him and His goodness and how to bless others. Selah.