God is Faithful!
Last night, as I was washing dishes, the song “Never Once” by Matt Redman played on my phone as I stream worship into the kitchen. He sang to God, “Never once did I ever walk alone… You are faithful” There have been seasons where I have felt as if I was walking alone and questioning God’s presence in my life. In the midst of the mundane chore of washing dishes I was gently reminded that God is with me. He has always been present. I just have to choose to stop, look, and see. I am now in a season of slowing down. I am learning to observe and truly listen to the people God has put in my care and those who are closest to me. And above all, I am learning to hear His voice first. The kids and I are currently memorizing 1 John 5:14-15…
“Now this is the confidence we have before Him: Whenever we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. And if we know that He hears whatever we ask, we know that we have what we have asked Him for.”
It is not the easiest verse to learn, but over and over again as Abby, our middle child, puts a melody to the scripture, “He hears us… He hears” resonates in my heart. I am reminded that whatever season we are currently in, “He hears us…He really hears!” This truth adds great meaning to my understanding of the Hope I have in Christ. I can cling to that Hope because He truly hears me. I have been wearing a necklace that keeps the hope of Christ close to my heart. As we patiently wait on partners to send us to the mission field, this necklace has become important to me. And we know that God hears our prayers and yours as we patiently wait upon Him. Continue to pray for people to hear the Holy Spirit and join us in ministry.
The kids and I have begun Homeschooling and things are going well. We are concentrating on one character trait each month as a part of our studies. In September we focused on “Thankfulness”. This was Gracie’s choice. As a part of this we would just like to send out a great big “THANK YOU” to all of our supporters!! We thank God for your daily prayers and monthly faith promises which are sending us into the fields of harvest for His Kingdom. Thank you for joining us in the Great Commission to make disciples (Matthew 28:19-20).
~Allison (Joshua and kids)