Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Radical Obedience

We have been talking at Ladies Bible Class about radical obedience. That is to say obedience that seems a little out there in your own mind compared to what you believe God is calling you to do. It has brought me once again to a moment of why am I staying at home when I could be making a little more money and we really could use it. It seems lately the money coming in is barely enough to cover- some months not so much. We have been saying for months that our finances need a makeover but also understand the need for our family for me to be home when the kids get home from school and not dragging them to work with me (even though that was our option). But the meltdowns from Cooper and the toll that it was taking on the house and the fact that it was not that much a month anyway led us to think that God was trying to remind us to take a leap of faith and let him show us how he could provide. Being radically obedient is not easy and can be a bit painful- and I know that Satan when given the chance will play his favorite trump card (doubt) into our lives. So for today my mantra is God will provide, God will provide, God will provide! Thoughts? Comments? Feel free to leave them.


Chera said...

I'm with you on this one! We could definitely use more money right now to get us out of debt, but we feel it is more important and the best for our family for me to stay at home. The kids are much more confident and secure...and Ricky is much less stressed. God has and ALWAYS will provide us with what we need. And I love seeing those moments unfold!! We have just started Dave Ramsey's Total Money Makeover and I am loving it!!!

Jaime said...

God does always provide! It is amazing. Sometimes we get so caught up in keeping up with the "jones'", but God has given us so much to be thankful for. Sometimes it just takes a little ajustment to realize and obey just like you are studying about. Thanks for sharing...it is so good to be reminded of what is really important.