The Lord is my refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Psalm 46:1
After we finished the lesson, we went to Amanda's house for horse lessons. We each take turns while mom reads to the others in the van. This time she is reading from Gideon about how God called Gideon to fight against the Midianites but he was afraid because he was the weakest one in his family. He asked God to show him several signs because he wanted to be sure to do the right thing.
My mom shared with Amanda about the vision we have for Grace Haven and pretty soon Amanda tells my mom that the land has always been used to minister to children. Really amazing is that Amanda's mom had the same kind of vision for the land that mom and dad had written down for Grace Haven! Even more exciting, Amanda would like to join us in ministry!
Soon, I see that we need God's help to know what to do next. He is our help and our strength. I reminded my mom of the verse we just learned in Psalms. And I think we are like Gideon, we need signs to know what to do.
|I have great people who help me. They have big hearts.|
The next Monday that I went to horse, I wasn't as quiet. I was more excited to work and this time I worked not with the mini horse, but with the big horse. I held the rope and I called to the horse using a loud voice. That is unusual for me. I felt strong.
I think this is joy and what God gives and this is what I hope every child feels. I believe he is leading us into new exciting things coming up because I feel it inside of me.
To parents: It really helped me when I could memorize bible verses. It is good to hear the bible, but it is even better when I am by myself to be able to use verses I have in my heart. If reading is hard or paying attention is hard like it is for me sometimes, then listening in song really helps.
I have had it on my heart for hurting children to know God sees their heartache and that he hurt when he saw them hurt. I also pray they do not blame God or their adoptive parents for the pain others gave to them.
Love is in the light,