1. Such a good word, sometimes I think we get ahead of ourselves when our ministry is looking at us right in the face as we look down into theirs. We won't have them forever to feed into their lives and if God entrusts us with them we must take care of what we have so that He may give where we have been given and give.

  2. Thank you for such an honest, real post. What God wants from us most of all is obedience. Sometimes it can be painful or seem unfair, but there is always, always blessing and freedom in obedience. He has perfect timing! Be encouraged, because you are definitely ministering to ME through your writings. even in your faithfulness to Him and your babies! 🙂

  3. Wow, Sandy, I don't think I've ever really paid attention, or made a big deal of, that particular part of the story. This is such a good Word for all of us. Whatever we are doing at the moment is just as precious to God as the "BIG" vision He has given us!

  4. Thank you for this post. I know that God has called me to be home with my kids as well. However, I've asked myself many times if I should be doing "something more". Other moms work outside the home, they volunteer more, they coach this team or lead that group. What else should I be doing? Then I look at my kids and am reminded that I'm doing exactly what I should be at this time. I'm there for them, to help them (hopefully) become caring, loving, generous, independent adults. When I look into their eyes, I realize that raising them IS my career.

  5. Beautiful, Sandy….it's so hard to accept God's timing sometimes, isn't it? But is sounds like you are at peace and that is a wonderful thing.

    Can't wait to hear more!

  6. Yeah. Yes, yes, yes. I hear you. Okay?! Now quit harrassing me, already! (Oh, sorry. That was meant for God, not you.)

    While I know I've been given clear direction from God to move forward in this speaking/writing ministry, it's been agonizingly slow. I keep wondering when "it" will really happen. You know?

    Thanks for reminding me that all things will come to pass in His perfect time, at the exact moment He has preordained. And for the reminder that, for this season, the pace needs to be slow. Because the children are, indeed, so tender right now.

    You bless me every time you write. 🙂

  7. Sandy, I LOVE your heart. I hear the struggle, but I love your obedience. This post makes me go all ga-ga about God, too. I LOVE LOVE LOVE that he speaks to us through his Word and straight into your heart like an arrow.
    Thanks for sharing this with us.

  8. My 1st time here… Thank You for sharing such profound words. I have studied/read that story so many times & missed that also.
    From a mom who stayed home with her children, trust me… you will never, ever regret that decision.
    My boys are grown & gone from this home & have created homes of there own… I can not tell you how many times we have said to each other… best decision EVER.
    May God Bless your journey.
    In Him/For Him…. K.

  9. Hi Sandy~ I hopped over her from Lisa's blog (Glad Chatter), and am so glad I did. This is the VERY conversation God and I have been having for the past month, and (minus the Genesis passage specifics), He has told me the very same thing. In the early hours of this Tuesday morning, I gladly submitted to The Lord's perfect plan for me to remain at a slower ministry pace until our children are grown.

    I am at rest with this, and will be content for Him to remain "my Manager", opening the doors He desires to open in ways that "going for it myself" and self-promotion never could. I'll write and speak as He opens those doors – and will enjoy it. And when He leaves me at home nurturing the souls entrusted to me here, while everyone else advances in ministry… I'll trust that He knows what is best – and I'll enjoy the ministry of motherhood and wife-hood.

    God will bless you for your obedience to Him. 🙂


  10. I love this post and your desire to obey. I'm on the other side–all my children are moving at a much faster pace then I am now and sometimes I can't keep up. I share my thoughts on my blog as an empty nester trying to obey and I hope you'll join me there. There's so much we can learn from each other as the Lord completes the work He has begun in us.


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