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Reaping

With three active daughters, our days seem to never end. One is dabbling in synchronized swimming, one is a runner who trains with gymnastics on the off-season, and one is a gymnast. Two sing in the church choir while the other greets and seats members of the congregation. One is also praise dances with a ministry at church. All of them are school age, one in middle school and two in upper elementary school.  Needless to say, there is an activity 7 days per week. Believe it or not, we've even cut back on a few activities, such as soccer and girl scouts...at least for now.

When one of the girls was selected to participate on the competitive gymnastics team, my husband and I went into a mini panic. Training sessions are three days per week for four hours per day. The biggest issue was getting her there since her training sessions begin during our work day. Did I mention that my husband and I both work full time and usually work more than 40 hours per week? We knew how badly she wanted to be a part of the team. After several days of prayer, we committed to accepting her position on the team and trusted that God would pave the way.

Since she started on the team, she has not missed any training sessions and has been on time for each of them. Okay, maybe she was five minutes late once or twice. But she was still there. Yesterday was her first competitive meet. She placed 2nd overall for her age group. In that moment, I was a super proud mom. Most importantly, I was thankful that God showed up and showed out on our behalf. You see, He took my doubts and my insecurities and channeled them into a story for His glory.

"He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord , He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust."
Psalms 91:1-2 KJV
 
In the moment when I needed to make that decision to accept her position on the team, I had no idea how things were going to work out. But I trusted that God would work it out. I went to Him and shared my heart. I left the provisions to Him. Then I sat back and watched as He prepared the way. He took the financial burden away. He took the transportation burden away. He took the doubt away. Yes, there were things I needed to do along the way and I was obedient to His still small voice. I trusted everything God told me to do and without hesitation, I did those things.
 
God is always with us and He wants to lead us and guide us. He wants us to call on Him and seek His face. God desires to keep us and protect us. Do you trust Him enough to let go and watch Him work in your life?

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