Life can be challenging at times, not knowing if the world as you know it will be turned upside down and inside out at any minute. It’s those challenges that force us to make important decisions. Where and in whom are we going to put our trust? What are the things most important to us? What attitude are we going to choose in light of the challenge? Are we going to choose to learn and grow or sulk and complain?
Although we know what we should do, it’s hard sometimes to make the right choices. Those discouraging voices at the back of our minds start effecting what we do and how we do it. But we thank God for the real voices of real people who God uses to encourage and build us up and who speak truth into our situation, and who remind us of Gods continuing faithfulness and who encourage us to keep trusting Him for just one day at a time. And so, even though our challenge is yet to be resolved we hold onto the hope God has given us and take one step at a time and look to where we can grow and learn.
Life lessons can be just downright exhausting, but they can also be liberating and life giving. Over the last 2 months we have been participating in a course about Building Healthy Relationships, which covers 5 important areas that can either break down or build up relationships. These areas have included; rejection, judging others, forgiveness, seeking forgiveness and loving others.
The courses were simple in their truths, yet hard hitting as they challenged us at our core self, highlighting where we needed to change and grow. There is not space to share everything about the course here but if it captures your interest you can find out more at Victorious Christian Living International http://www.vcli.org/salt/.
In other family news, we had fun celebrating Lucas’ 2nd birthday over the Easter weekend with an egg theme. The best part of which was watching how much fun the adults had throwing paint filled egg shells at a piece of paper resulting in lots of mess and pretty pictures.
In school we have just finished a project on boats and enjoyed an afternoon making some boats and then setting them to sail in the bath tub. We have also started a journey of learning about the human body. So far we have explored the skeletal system and made our own model of a cell using jelly and lots of sweets (You can imagine how well that one went down). We are thankful for the smiles and rays of sunshine in our days. Blessings.
Thank God for:
- Improving health
- Greater motivation for Ed at work
- The outcome of the relationships course
Ask God for:
- Opportunities to share the course with others
- A swift, positive resolution to our current challenge
- Guidance in strengthening our own family relationships
Ed, Sarah, Alana, Isaiah and Lucas
We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure.