Growth in 2017

I can’t say this year started off smoothly, but none the less it’s been good …because of growth- painful growth. Several transitions regarding our grown kids, brought us upheaval. This is necessary… this is right, but not easy. And I do like easy, but that’s just not God’s way. For some reason, He keeps us stretching and changing, striving for more of Him! ❤️

Being a parent with David has been absolutely wonderful. Best job I ever had! All of our children have brought us such joy -with challenges x10. When they were young I was physically exhausted, then  came mental exhaustion, yet I learned so much about God’s view of me and my deep dependence on Him.

 Parenting adult children has been a whole new game! I’m spiritually exhausted as so much of what we do for them is pray and offer guidance (when they are open). I thought we would be better prepared. I thought we would be all-wise and allknowing like our parents at this age!

Maybe they only seemed that way by simply pointing us back to Jesus for answers. Maybe we come off the same. I can hope, because truly Jesus IS the answer to every question: Is this for His Glory? Will this bring Him honor? Beyond these 1st questions, reading God’s word, praying, fasting and waiting will bring guidance.

And if your kids are not seeking God’s will? Then it’s your place to stand in the gap for them. Cover them in prayer and speak God’s word over their lives. Be bold, quietly pray where they live, fast for them and cry out to your Father; their Father. He created them and loves them more than you. Watch the LORD do great things!

And never forget you are not alone! We stand together

ForGlorySake! –Anna  


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