This is the story of one time when I thought I heard God telling me to do something. This is how it turned out when I just did what I thought He was telling me to do. (Reprinted from an earlier post, but with an update at the end:)
Isaiah 55:8, “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD.” It’s Thankful Thursday today. Click on the link to go over and participate or read more thankful posts. Thanks, Iris, for hosting this month!
I had invited almost a dozen young moms to my home for the purpose of encouraging them, because the Lord laid it on my heart to do so. Secondary purposes were to share, in answer to their questions, about Homeschooling, and to introduce one particular mom who was new to the area, to other moms of little boys, like herself.
Encouraging young moms is a real passion of mine. But earlier in the day I wondered what I had been thinking! What did I have to say that could possibly help these women?! I prayed fervently that God would encourage them, that He’d lead me to whatever He wanted me to do or say during the evening, and that they’d leave encouraged and refreshed–strengthened for the work God has for them in their roles as moms.
It blessed my heart so much so see the interaction: the exchange of encouragement among them, as well as practical tips and suggestions on parenting, discipline, and everyday life as a mom. The sharing was deep and real. Eyes and hearts were opened to new possibilities, and strengthened to believe that God was powerful enough to meet them in their need. With teary eyes and a full heart a mom confided, “I know God brought me here tonight.”
Over the summer, everyone has been very busy, and we didn’t meet again until August, but we are starting back up! In fact, we’re going on a Field Trip to the Como Zoo today! We have about 7 moms, 3 helpers (including my daughter and me), and potentially about 17 kids, ages 0-8 going! Pray for us:) Seriously, it should be a lot of fun! I will keep you posted! (Hopefully some photos, too.)
Update: “A Mom Thing” continues to grow. We will begin our monthly gatherings again soon, including a Brunch each time (what women doesn’t like food) and field trips scattered throughout the year, and ending the year with a Spring Brunch! If you’re a young Christian mom in my area, contact me for more information.
God has continued to be at work in all of our lives through this, and it’s so exciting to see what He’s doing, as we all learn to yield to Him and trust Him in different areas of our lives!
Is God speaking to you? What are you going to do about it?