Monthly Archives: November 2012

Giving Thanks

Happy Thanksgiving Everybody!!

Psalm 107:1 (KJV)

107 O give thanks unto the Lord, for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.

We wish everybody a very happy thanksgiving and a wonderful time with friends and family!

Much love                                                                                                                                                 Crystal and Sisie

Signs and Wonders

Good Day, All!

In my time in the Word this week, I found this verse in Isaiah that is truly challenging my perspective.  It reads, “…Behold, I and the children whom the Lord hath given me are for signs and for wonders…”  I have always believed that the Lord had great plans for my daughter, but seeing this verse that so clearly states it really rocked my socks off.

Now, the challenge to my heart has been, “am I holding her to this standard?”  Each day, am I believing that SHE has an assignment of the Lord just as I?  Each day are we approaching His Throne together in prayer so that she can see an example of one that will fully trust in Him to bring forth signs and wonders through us?

In the end, it is clear.  God GAVE me Daliah for signs and for wonders.  This day, I would challenge you in this same way.  Do you see that the Lord has GIVEN you children for signs and for wonders?  The signs and wonders may be for you, your family, friends…or for those multitudes out in the world that your children will minister to.

This is an amazing gift and an amazing responsibility.  Lord, give me the wisdom to know how to parent my sign and wonder.  Give me the patience and lovingkindness needed to nurture the gift sitting within.  Use me to show her how to follow after You in a way that so surpasses that in which I have.  And I thank You for my sign and wonder. Amen.

~Crystal

Out of the Mouths of Babes

Good Day, All!

I decided to write about the moments in the past week that my daughter has astonished and humbled me with her faith.  My daughter’s name is Daliah and she is 3 years old.  This last week, my husband got sick from a co-worker and so I knew it was only a matter of time before it passed to Daliah and then on to me.  I was hoping that I was wrong, but this did tend to be the pattern.

Well, I came home from Church last Wednesday night and, sure enough, Daliah was sick.  I spent that night nursing her ailments.  The next day, she kept saying “I’m sick”.  Knowing that our words hold much power, I reminded her that Jesus will heal her, we just need to ask and believe.  So, we prayed that she would be healed.  Later she told me the first of my lessons for the week: “mama, Jesus is going to make me better because Jesus loves me!”

The following day, she told her grandma the same thing and now she is all healed!  Then on Saturday at Church, she was talking to a gentleman that had an accident at work in which he lost a finger.  He was explaining this to her and afterward she told him, “when God is happy, He will give it back to you.”

It is amazing how God uses all of His creation to speak of His goodness and miracles, even “little babes”.

 

 

 

 

~Crystal