Monday, October 15, 2012

Trust and Obey

Last spring I was at the kids' annual Christian school track meet when I asked the PE teacher about returning kids in Reagan's class.  She shared with me about one of Reagan's friends who wanted to come back but they were still looking for some type of before school daycare.  I will be the first to say that I am not into doing daycare in our home just because I'm a stay at home Mom.  I know my own limits, and in my mind this wasn't daycare, it was just a couple hours before school starts care ;)  
It really was tugging at my heart, so I asked Tim what he thought and if he would pray about it with me?  After a few days, I asked Tim what he thought.  He said that I should do it and I felt the same way.  Her friends Mom is a single Mom and this was the only thing from holding her back from returning.  I felt God telling me that I should do this, but it was a quiet nudging at my heart.  If I wasn't really listening or paying attention I would have missed it completely.  But at the same time I heard God clearly at a busy track meet with hundreds of elementary kids running around and parents talking.  I could have easily dismissed it and thought no way, not my problem, or said I already have 3 kids, how could I add another one into the morning madness?
The following week I saw the Mom after school and came up to her and we started talking.  What took place next blew me away.  I said, I had heard that they were looking for before school care and she shared with me all the different options she had and her frustration of not knowing what to do.  I then told her about what happened at the track meet and how Tim and I had been praying about it all weekend.  She began to cry because she knew what I was going to say.  I told her that God told me to do this and that I wanted to do this.  I naively said think about it and pray, and without missing a beat said that she had been praying that someone in Reagan's class would be able to take her daughter before school.  She said she couldn't pay me and I said that is not why I am doing this.  But it works out for her to bring the kids home and truthfully I think that has been a bigger blessing for me.  I don't have wake McKinley from her nap, which when that happens she spirals into the meanest toddler who screams and cries at the slightest thing that upsets her.
God has brought us both to this place and I know that if difficulties arise He has already laid out the plan to resolve them.  I'm so glad that I obeyed God last spring, He knew how much we would needed each other.  Next time you hear God quietly nudging you to do something I urge you to obey, because God has already worked out the details you haven't even thought about, He just needs you to make that phone call or start that conversation or send that text.

"Lord Almighty, blessed is the man who trusts in You." (Psalm 84:11-12)

Christy :)

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At The Picket Fence said...

Love you! Knowing the situation makes me even more proud to be your friend!

Kristin said...

That is awesome. You are such a blessing in so many ways and to so many people. I love you and love that you listened. I like Vanessa and proud to be your friend.

Jocelyn said...

Love this Christy! So amazing how God chooses to bless our obedience!

Christy said...

Thank you friends!