I don’t have much of it.
Oh, you knew I’m way to wordy to stop there.
As a self-professed control freak, I admit that I need more faith. I like to have a plan, goals, a to-do list a mile long.
The start of 2012 hasn’t been what I thought it would be: we’re still trying to figure out how to juggle all that’s on our plate and not much has changed. I’ve had some discouraging days. I’ve questioned God and wondered why me more than once.
In a moment of frustration, I nonchalantly said to a friend who was volunteering for Mercy House, “I don’t know why God chose us. Some days I just don’t know how to do this.”
The next morning, I woke up to this email from my friend:
He chose you because even on hard days he knew you would never give up
He chose you because those precious women and their babies needed parents and role models like the Welch’s
He chose you because He knew that you would be real and that you would show others how much we need Him in the everyday daily things we go through
He chose you because in a world where we don’t see the power of Christ often and the way Jesus moves us you guys live that out…our pastor used to say when was the last time the power of Jesus moved you? I see that in you all the time
He chose you because he knew you would step out in faith. He chose you because even when people question your decisions or why you do what you do…you continue to follow Him and choose His ways
He chose you because He knew you could change the world.
He chose you because He knew that family was special and He believes in you more than you believe in yourself.
He chose you and Terrell because at the end of the day He knew you would realize you could never do this on your own and that you two would rely on Him to make HIs power perfect in our weakness. That He is your completer. and that this is what this life is all about.
He chose you because He knew you would never stop dreaming to do more for His kingdom
It was just what I needed. God is never late. He is working in ways we cannot see. His purpose will be accomplished if we yield to Him.
My hubby and I snuck away for breakfast the other morning. We held hands.
We hold onto Him.
He has chosen us and we need to believe in Him to accomplish what He has begun.
I still don’t feel any closer to having the answers.
But that doesn’t mean I’m not.
*My beautiful silver faith ring is from The Vintage Pearl. It inspires me throughout the day!