I have a few friends that are extra special to me. One in particular has gone through the same situation that daddy and I are going through. This friend ALWAYS encourages me. I know that she has been on her knees for me, and I am so thankful for the perfect little place God created for her in my life. I got such a sweet reminder from her yesterday, and this is a reminder I hope to carry with me forever.
For you, O God, have tested us;
You have tried us as silver is tried.
You brought us into the net;
You laid a crushing burden on our backs;
You let men ride over our heads;
We went through fire and through water;
YET YOU HAVE BROUGHT US OUT TO A PLACE OF ABUNDANCE!
Her prayer for us this year is that God would bring us to a place of abundance, and that is our prayer as well! But as I was thinking about this prayer, it made me question what a place of abundance would really look like.
Would I only be content if our family grows? Is my version of a "place of abundance" only complete if there are children in the picture? How quickly will this place of abundance be seen in my life?
Then it hit me. My place of abundance comes when Jesus is my portion. When I realize that He is all I need. When I trust that He will sustain me through fire and water, and when I cling so tight to Him that the world becomes strangely dim.
I would absolutely love if my place of abundance was also filled with children, and a lifetime of marriage to your daddy, growing old together in our home. And if my place of abundance was filled with family and friends, and my life-long church, and good health. But, that is my version of abundance. What I want more than my version of abundance, is for God to bring me to that place, because I'm confident that His version is far better than mine!
I am praying every day that God's version of abundance in my life would include meeting you, and holding you, and loving on you, and teaching you all of these life lessons. But if for some reason, that isn't in His plan, and I leave this world before I ever have a child, I know that I have a snowflake that I will get to meet at the feet of Jesus!