- A friend experienced a long car trip with meand my (then) 4 kids... we got to know each
A friend often goes grocery shopping with me
and my boys... there's usually a combo of
laughter, creativity, near chaos & lotsa roll'n
with the punches. We've become closer through
A friend & I take our kids to parks, museums, etc.
It gets loud with laughter and even louder with crying.
Sharing these times brings us closer.
Cooking side-by-side with my girls, bumping
into each other, spilling stuff and laughing, too.
We experience it together... we know each other better!
Moments - both good & bad- are opportunities to take
relationships deeper. Going down a road together makes
memories & bonds... but we stop short when it come to JESUS.
Have you ever told God that you'd be happy
to go down "that" road when you know Him better?
(whatever the "That" part is to you?)
The New Testament word for KNOW?
Know- to discover, to experience
In order to really KNOW God we must be willing
to experience the challenges with Him,
walk through the stuff with Him,
and obey in our weakness.
During the shared experiences with Jesus
our heart begins to open up,
know Him on a deeper level.
We wouldn't expect a friendship to grow
without shared experiences.
We wouldn't expect a friend to open their life in
raw honesty if we never shared any of our own
real selves with them.
Yet, we kinda expect that from Jesus.
"When I know you MORE, Jesus, I'll trust You."
But, NO! We must say....
"Jesus, I'll know you more as I trust You."
I'm choosing to view my challenging situations
as opportunities to know God more:
- Making use of my small, oddly arranged house
-Homeschooling a HS, JR Hi & Elem. child
-Patience to nurture my 3 yr. old & 2 yr. old
-Living in the city, close to everyone, but kinda far from
everything (shopping & groceries, that is)
These are not just challenges to live through,
these are streets of my life that I'm walking down,
holding hands with my Heavenly Daddy,
and... KNOWING Him!
(our street! our Zoe!)
I really DO have the large print...so funny. It was
gift from my parents in 1984... I was in High School
Large Print Thompson Chain Reference Bible-NIV