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He Speaks through the Moon

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I’ve been thinking a lot about the future.

Hubby and I have been discussing what needs to happen with our family financially, especially because we have baby #3 on the way.

When I quit my job as a teacher six years ago, I did so with the understanding that one day I would go back to teaching, but at the earliest only when all of our children were in school.

But lately I’ve been reconsidering that. It’s getting a bit more difficult to live off of one salary, as many of you know.

So I’ve been praying about returning to work, even part time, to help support the family.

This is not something I desire to do right now– the desire of my heart is to continue being a stay-at-home mom, especially while my children are small.

So with discernment in mind, I’ve been praying and seeking wisdom.

And God has been speaking.

The other day I was reading a book about raising boys, and the chapter on mothers and sons spoke to me loud and clear– it was all about the importance of being a stay-at-home mom if at all possible.

Confirmation? I didn’t think so, but it certainly made me want to consider every last option before returning to work.

And then, the other night, God spoke to me through my oldest son.

My husband and sons and I were driving home from my parents’ house where we’d enjoyed a wonderful dinner for my birthday. The moon was very, very bright, and my sons were enthralled.

The conversation quickly turned to all things outer space, with my three year-old declaring that he wants to be an astronaut when he grows up.

I chimed in with the following: “You know, Mommy has always loved space. I wanted to be an astronaut when I was a little girl.”

My six year-old then spoke with unknown wisdom. “But Mama, you’re a mommy and you’re what God wants you to be.”

My heart was moved. With no idea what I’d been praying about, my son gave me the confirmation I’ve been looking for through a conversation that began about the moon.

I’ll do everything I can to remain at home with them. I’ll work from home, if possible, but I’m not going to give up on being at home just yet.

I am a stay-at-home mom because God called me to it out of a career that I loved. Who knew I’d love being a full-time mom even more.

With that calling comes faith– the faith that God will provide.

Share with me: How has God spoken to you lately? What verses have brought you hope?

Not bored with me yet?? I’m guest posting over on Lindsay Harrel’s blog today. It’s a fun post about marriage and I hope you’ll check it out! 🙂

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Where God Put the Moon

I took my boys to swim at my parent’s house the other evening, and although the sun had not yet set, the crescent moon was high in the sky.

My boys sat on the steps of the pool and began screaming at the moon, shouting for it to come down and swim with them.

Finally, my two-year-old looked at me and with the most frustrated face I’ve ever seen from him said, “Mama, the moon won’t come down here!”

I gently explained that God put the moon in the sky and it had to stay there.

After a moment of contemplation, my son looked back at the moon and shouted, “Okay, moon! You stay there where God put you!”

Occasionally the words of children are exactly what we need in just the right moment. Stay where God put you. 

Often I’m guilty of wanting to make changes. I sometimes don’t like circumstances in my life and I think to myself, “what would it be like if things were different?” When I encounter troubles, I imagine that things would be easier if I had just been born in a simpler time.

But sometimes all I need to remember is that I’m right where God put me– in this moment in time, in this nation, in this family, etc. God knows my past, present and future, and I am right where he wants me to be.

Instead of rushing into changes I hope will someday come, I am reminded to look around and enjoy the many blessings he’s provided by creating me specifically for this fleeting moment in time. I am reminded that living in his will is what he planned for me all along.

Like the crescent moon staying put in the sky, I want to stay right where God put me. There is no greater, more perfect place to be.

Share with me: Have you ever considered how your life would be different if you had been born in another time? If you could have had the choice, in what time period would you like to have lived?

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