I don’t think I’ve ever been so happy or proud to hear those words.
My daughter is completing middle school this year and preparing for her high school journey.
Our children are homeschooled and currently we’re using virtual academies for our schooling.
I received the notification that it’s time to register for next year if she plans to stay with the current academy she is enrolled in.
When I mentioned to my soon to be high school girl last night that she needed to let me know what she wanted to do, that she needs to make a decision to either continue with the program she is under, or transfer to the virtual high school her brothers are with.
She looked at me for a few seconds then said, “let me pray about it, and I’ll get back to you”.
We all looked at her, and I kind of laughed. One of my sons asked are you serious, while the other said you should get in the school we are in.
She was serious and said let us know. She said I can’t just jump up and make that kind of decision without praying. I could get in the school you are in and everything goes whack because I’m at the wrong place. Anything could happen, I could go down hill, I could get shot (not very likely it’s a virtual academy) we don’t know what is in store if I just make a random decision. She looked at me and said isn’t that right mom. I nodded my head and said yep, that’s right. She said for all we know God may want me to stay in K-12 where I’m at, I have go where God wants me to go. I just can’t go making my own decisions.
WOW, talk about a proud mama moment, my heart was bursting with pride! Later as I was meditating on that conversation, I thought of Mark 10:15.
I saw this child who at the age of 13 believes without doubt that the Father has her absolute best interest at heart. She believes without any wavering that He knows what’s better for her than she does and that He will never lead or steer her wrong. She somehow already has the understanding that she is fallible, and the Father is not. That His ways are higher and better than hers and if she follows Proverbs 3: 5-6 that He truly will direct Her path. She is confident that God has a plan and He is going to bring her to an expectant end just like it says in Jeremiah 29:11. She understands and gets that she can’t “go making her own decisions”, her life is not her own, it belongs to the Lord.
Seeing her faith, the faith of child in action put me to shame in areas of my life. My husband and I are preparing to renew our vows in a second wedding style ceremony. I don’t know if you’ve ever planned a wedding before, I hadn’t, and let me tell you what, it can be stressful, if you let it that is.
On some levels I had been allowing it to become stressful but hearing my daughters words, Let me pray about it, served as reminder that I am to be anxious for nothing, BUT rather in EVERYTHING by prayer, and supplication, with thanksgiving, I am to let my requests be made known to God. As I meditated on this verse, Philippians 4:6, I couldn’t help but to read through to verse 7 where it says, And the peace of God which surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
My daughter reminded me of an important lesson, God is in control, He will work it out, We don’t have to jump up and make rash decisions jut because we are pressed for time, but we do need to pray about it and God will not only direct our paths, but His peace will be our portion. Today I’m walking in peace!
How about you? Are you walking in peace today? If not can I just encourage you to take a moment and “pray about it”. His word is sure and unfailing, He will direct your path and whatever decisions you are faced with making, He will be faithful to respond and to shower you with His peace.