"Abraham's life was a life a faith, and the life of faith is a life of testing. At every juncture we are tested. Passing each test requires stubborn optimism, resolute confidence in God and steadfast obedience. Life's problems are opportunities to prove our faith and to improve our faithfulness. We fail life's tests when we give in to despair, lose confidence in God or turn away from obedience. Every difficulty and trial is a test of faith. Will we assess the problem through the eyes of faith or not? Will we respond in faith or faithlessness?” (First Fruits of Zion)
This above quote was very encouraging to me as I continue to walk through our days. What an awesome and sometimes scary adventure we can choice to walk with the LORD. But, oh, how I want to choose faithfulness each day. We do have a choice, don’t we. I encourage us to remember to look at our days through eyes of faith.
We have been at the dr.’s again with Landon’s tummy problems. We now know that he has severe allergies to wheat, peanuts and soy. Tonight, Steve and I are becoming food detectives as we begin to remove everything that is causing him to be sick. And so far, IT’S A LOT!
We are still waiting to see if we can travel to China in early December. Goodness, you would think as many times as I have been through this “wait” I would be better at it. But I find myself completely distracted, waiting, hopeful, ready ... like a woman who’s time is near and all her thoughts are on the upcoming “birth”.
How are ya’ll doing? Can you believe that Thanksgiving is in just a few weeks? We usually have Thanksgiving at our brother-in-laws house...however, we are glad to have it here this year, as their house is still being rebuilt after the lightening fire. I am trying to come out of my “when are we going to China” fog long enough to find some fun and nice things to do with the children and to fix for our visiting family.
Have you found anything fun to do with your children for this special time of the year?