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Prayer for the Week May 6th – A Story About Trust

May 6, 2013
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When I sat down to write this Monday morning Prayer Post my intentions were to talk about the ins and outs of trusting the Lord.  I wanted to talk to you about what it means to trust, how to trust and what happens when we trust.  But I sense God only wants me to tell you the story and not really expound on it.  He doesn’t want my hand prints on it, and rightly so, He should receive all the glory for this miracle that has blessed our families.

I have a simple story to tell you about how three families together decided to trust the Lord.

Last summer Daja approached me with an idea.  We have a friend, Alexandra who at the time was heading into her last year at USC.  Alexandra is a single mom with an eight-year old daughter.  (They are a dynamic duo!)  Daja’s idea was for us to homeschool Bella for this school year.  Daja knew Bella had been asking her mom to homeschool her for a long time. (Bella was also praying, asking the Lord to let her momma homeschool her.)  Daja also knew Alexandra was planning on homeschooling as soon as she finished her degree.  We would simply be starting Bella on her homeschool journey a year sooner.

I thought about it, prayed about it and talked to my husband and daughters.  Our answer was, yes. Daja and I were not exactly sure of how everything would work.  There were a lot of logistics needing to be worked out and most of all Alexandra and Bella would have to say, yes.  They did!

What transpired this year has been nothing short of miraculous!  Bella “zippered” seamlessly into our families.  She gathered to herself new sisters and brothers, for our children were not just friends but family.  Her abilities have blossomed as she received individualized instruction outside of the typical classroom setting.  Somehow three separate families managed to have our schedules coincide without struggle and three separate families became one large family.  It has been e-a-s-y.  There is just no other word for how this year has gone.

God has blessed us by our service to another.  We went into this adventure without expectation of anything in return, but God always has something bigger in mind.  This experience has become a testimony to the power of God.

Many people have asked us how we’ve “managed” it, or looked at us as if we were crazy for trying something like this and we give all the glory to God because it has been pure joy.  Only God could hear a little girl’s prayer and answer in such a miraculous way.  All He required from all of us was trust in Him, and obedience to walk out true religion.  “Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.”  (James 1:27)

Father,
Your ways are perfect, always.  You declare over us,  For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”

Please help us to trust  you more.  Help us to look above our circumstances or what we believe is possible to You, You and the miraculous.  Let us be instruments in your hand to help those in need.  Let your Church arise and be a help to the hurting world around it.
In Jesus’ Name,
Amen

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IMG_4869IMG_4829IMG_0627(Linked to A Wise Woman Link-Up! Thankful Thursdays,  and Ladybird Ln)

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  1. Georgina permalink
    May 6, 2013 2:06 pm

    As I felt last summer hearing of your and Daja’s offer, so I feel the same today…overwhelmed by the blessing that you gave our sweet Bella. Fighting back tears then and now, I am grateful that our Heavenly Father would grant Alexandra and Bella’s heart desire. Our family has another testimony of God’s power working through two strong, capable and gentle mommies and their families. My words are inadequate, so I will simply say THANK YOU KRISTINA AND DAJA!! GOD BLESS the Gombojavs and Evans as in Luke 6:38 🙂

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