As I learned in Chapter 1, Thoughts are Things. The reality of these thoughts are affected by the desires of my heart and the faith I have to bring them into fruition.
I am challenged & privileged here on earth to make decisions. What is the work I want to do here? How can I strengthen my husband and family? What does God really want for me, my husband, children and grandchildren? These are eternal thoughts.
On the other hand, the earthly lessons continue and time can be totally consumed with the business of survival, which usually takes precedence and overpowers my more eternal desires.
My faith grows in the quiet moments of contemplation and prayer. I have to have them! And though I may be sent a hunch in a rushed moment, it is more normal for them to come during my quiet moments. As our 5 boys grew up and had paper routes, I had to wake up earlier and earlier, until I was getting up at 5am to have a few moments to myself.
When tough experiences came and Jay and I weren’t sure what would be next, I learned through them to relax and know that we were in the Lord’s hands. Now, as I struggle to pretend that I am internet savvy…since the Millennials seem to be born with technical skills, it has been a mountain to climb & I’m still on the trail up. Yet, I have faith in the journey and “I’m just curious” to see if there may be some use for this knowledge still later in my life.
In Matthew 21:21 Jesus answered (his apostles) and said unto them, Verily I say unto you, If ye have faith, and doubt not, ye shall not only do this which is done to the fig tree, but also if ye shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; it shall be done. This indicates to me that we have the power with our thoughts, desires and faith to move the mountains before us.
With mountains yet to move in my business, I’m so glad to be a part of this master-mind group as I begin the trail upward. Thanks to Linda and Michael Dlouhy for this precious, safe place in which we can open up with each other and lift one another. I’m grateful for each of you who are here.