Thursday, July 28, 2011

Simple Reminders

This is my view as I sit at my desk. This is what I look at when I'm struggling to find the right words, the perfect turn of phrase. This is what I see when I look up from my Bible, my prayers, my work.

I love it, my little arrangement of reminders, things that define who I am. The candle tells me I am to be a light. The jacks set reminds me of the day God made himself real. The TRUST plaque is a continual admonition to remember Who's really in control. The picture of my kids that makes me so happy, speaks to the mercy and grace of a God who created some amazing people I've been privileged to grow with. Great reminders of God's goodness.

But today, as I looked up from my desk to the top of my file cabinet, God revealed something new. I worry about, stress and pray over my kids more than anyone else. I feel their burdens, their pain. I want to make everything wonderful for them and yet I can't. I fret over their futures, their choices, the trials they are bound to face. How perfect that the word TRUST sits right before them.

Thank you Lord, for daily proof You are on the job. Thank You for simple reminders.

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Anonymous said...

Thank you for a lovely post. I can so relate to praying for our kids!

Brooke said...

humbling to realize that worries are just a lack of confidence in God, but He's working on me about that. Reminds me of that song "Tis so sweet to trust in Jesus"

Allison said...

Isn't it sweet to know that God has His hand on our children? My daugher has been at her Dad's for 11 straight days and it's taken me a long time to adjust to long visits, but resting in God's protection over her and trusting His goodness has made all the difference.

~Heather said...

What an amazing thing to notice! God is so good!

Thanks for stopping by my blog today :)

Shanda said...

Oh, I so worry about mine too as they are not walking with the Lord and making bad choices too. this is such a good idea. I'm going to get a trust plaque as well.

Anonymous said...

God is speaking to me through the title of your blog "I don't need to know where I'm going as long as He gives the next step" I must learn to live one day at a time.

Back to the thankful thursday, my baby is just six months and I'm somehow worried now about her future, ahh while reading your post He reminds Me of something, my child is a gift from Him, I will just do what i asked to do and He'll do the rest.

I'm also reminded that I should remember God's faithfulness everytime I wear my shoes and of course the person that He used to bless me:)

Joan said...

Great post, Tami. I often find myself guilty of worry and when I do that I'm not trusting God to take care of whatever situation or circumstance I'm facing.


Eileen Leacock said...

What a honest post? When I think of my boys I remember the trust of Samuel's mother in the Lord. We can in trust them to God's care.

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Phather Phil Malmstrom said...

What a lovely post Tami.

I think God places our children into our care so we have a little glimpse of what He feels for all of us...

Such a wonderful Heavenly Father we have as a role model! :-)

Have a Blessed Day!