Monday, April 28, 2014

Faith

I have noticed my faith as well as my relationship with God slipping lately. With all that comes with taking care of a newborn, I have allowed other aspects of my life to suffer- including my spiritual life. Of course, God always knows when I need to be knocked back into shape!

I had an amazing "God moment" this weekend. My husband has been trying to get into the CRNA (Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist) program for two years now. This year was his third attempt. He had his interview last week and was told that he would find out either Friday of last week or Monday of this week. Well, Friday rolled around and several people he works with received a call and he did not. Needless to say, wee were both more than upset.

This is something that he has always known he wanted to do. Our lives have been in limbo the past two years just waiting around. We had always just thought that our lives would really settle down after he got through school. We didn't want to buy a house until he got through school. We didn't want to start a family until he got through school. Well, after he wasn't accepted last year we decided to go ahead and try to get pregnant. We knew that having a baby wasn't something we wanted to put on hold any longer in case he had to try several more years to get into school. So our new plan was to have a baby, then Adam would get into school this time and we would settle down and try for baby number 2 after he was done with school.

When he didn't receive a call on Friday we were heartbroken. Since other people were called on Friday we just assumed that they had called everyone and that Adam had not been accepted again. I was talking to my mom over the weekend telling her about everything that was going on and she reminded me about the power of faith. I began praying this weekend not only for the school situation but also for a renewed spiritual strength. I was so depressed and felt hopeless on Friday. By Sunday (after a couple of days of prayer) I began to feel much better. I felt a sense of relief and faith that God was in control.

Well, Adam got the call today... actually I got the call. For some reason the lady that called had my cell phone number and so I was actually the first to find out. It was one of those moments where you feel like God is winking at you saying, "see what I am capable of if you just have faith?" The fact that the call came to me first felt like a confirmation of the soul searching I had done over the weekend. It was an amazing feeling.

Luke 18:1-8:

Jesus told them a story showing that it was necessary for them to pray consistently and never quit. He said, “There was once a judge in some city who never gave God a thought and cared nothing for people. A widow in that city kept after him: ‘My rights are being violated. Protect me!’

“He never gave her the time of day. But after this went on and on he said to himself, ‘I care nothing what God thinks, even less what people think. But because this widow won’t quit badgering me, I’d better do something and see that she gets justice—otherwise I’m going to end up beaten black-and-blue by her pounding.’”

Then the Master said, “Do you hear what that judge, corrupt as he is, is saying? So what makes you think God won’t step in and work justice for his chosen people, who continue to cry out for help? Won’t he stick up for them? I assure you, he will. He will not drag his feet. But how much of that kind of persistent faith will the Son of Man find on the earth when he returns?”


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5 comments:

  1. Congratulations! Prayer can move mountains! I'm sure Jake was cheering him on!

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  2. Such an amazing "God moment!" SO happy for you and your husband!

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  3. Love love love! I am so thankful for this insight into your walk so that I can better encourage and pray for you! Thank you for that. God surely can do immeasurably more than we ask or imagine (Eph 3:20). He tells us to ask and we will receive and our joy will be complete! (John 16:24) I love how His word always offers such hope and direction. Love you sister!

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  4. Great story. I remember this faith thing happening to me when I became a new mom. An older, wiser lady at church told me, "honey, you've been loving Jesus your whole life and he has stored so much in you." If you don't have time right now for devotion, just draw on what's already inside you." I have always held on to that. It has been confirmed many times for me.

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  5. I love this! So happy for your family and I totally agree that there was a reason you got the call! Good news and a renewed faith.. sounds like a pretty amazing day! <3

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