Thursday, July 26, 2012

"Fear Not, I Am With You"

Last night I was at a friend's house
who's going through her own set of job and home issues.
She told me she's getting through it all on the Biblical verse, " Fear Not."

I've decided I really need to reflect more
and pray more
on this verse, because it applies to me too.

I've brought out my Infant Jesus of Prague statue
a few weeks ago to watch over my babies.
Every decision I make affects them.

Dan has called Him the big baby Jesus
since he first saw Him at my grandmother's house
about 13 years ago.

I think he likes Christ Jesus as the infant because
he feels He's approachable.

But I'm stressing.
I'm stressing about the loss of the chickens to the county, 
and because of something that Dan found:

Should we stay or should we go?
Go somewhere where we can
do all of the things with food and livestock
that we have a growing interest in?

It's a huge risk. 

But I need to learn to Let Go and Let God
and let it work itself out.

I've a lot to think about.

So I wrote, "Fear Not! I am with you!" on my kitchen chalkboard
to help remind me
 -in my daily preparatory tasks about these issues-
that I am NOT alone.
He will help us navigate through all of this.

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Barefoot in Blue Jeans said...

I did a mini bible study and found the words "fear not" so many times as I was reading. I for one wish I would also depend on Jesus more and not myself. There are so many promises for those who trust him. I'm going to make myself a note for my office as well. Thanks for the inspiration! I pray the right pathway will be lit for you and your family.
Have a good night.

Pam said...

Your infant Jesus statue is gorgeous. What a huge, huge decision to have on your mind. Do you think there is anyway to mend fences with the neighbors? That might be the easiest thing to keep you in your beautiful house and get the girls back where they belong. Just a thought.

NanaDiana said...

Oh-It sounds like you have some big decisions to make, Andrea...and I suppose many of them are financial, too. One of the things I learned from a pastor here was to listen to your HEAD-Not your heart. He said that your HEART will often lie to you because it is the way other forces enter our life...but the brain is you own and you should listen to it...and your heart will follow suit. It has kept me from making a couple of big mistakes in my life-where my heart said YES...but the rational part of me said NO. DO NOT.

Have you done the pros and cons on paper yet? Sometimes that helps to form your decision, too. Blessings whatever you do. xo Diana

Red Rose Alley said...

I think that is the smartest thing for you to do right now - to let God help you through this, and fear not. I love the statue of Jesus with the crown. It is so beautiful. I will try to remember those words, "FEAR NOT' in my own situations. Thank you for reminding me of them.
~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

Honey at 2805 said...

A lovely post. I agree, let God guide you. Thanks you for sharing at Potpourri Friday!

Anonymous said...

There are 365 'Fear Not's' in the for each day!

Cling to Jeremiah 29:11 while you pray over your situation.


Debra @ Common Ground said...

Heart and Head both can sometimes be confusing, but listening to the "still small voice" will give the right direction. I always pray for God's will to be shown clearly, and for His peace to surround us when making decisions. You sound like you're in the right place, trust God's ability to show you, and such precious words, fear not.

Deanne said...

it can sometimes be very hard to stop worrying and let God take charge!
praying for you Deanne

Cloudy said...

Ein sehr schöner Beitrag, regt zum nachdenken an...

Lieben Gruß

Lori Stokes Wright said...

This is a beautiful corner! Sorry to hear you are having a lot of stresses right now. Sending positive vibes your way. That farmhouse is gorgeous, I see your problem.

lynn said...

oh, the farmhouse is wonderful! thanks for the great reminder--hope you find your stress free answers:)

Bindhurani said...

Thanks for visiting Bindu Blogs. I was reading about your chickens. I wish you will overcome your hurdles and be happy soon.

Jennifer @ Town and Country Living said...

When we are weak, He is strong. I trust you will find the peace and grace you need to get through this difficult time.

Little Miss Maggie said...

Hopefully your indecision will pass before you know it. You are blessed to have such a strong faith.

Miss Gracie's House said...

Great post...yes, do cast your cares on HIM, for HE cares for you. HE knows...

elizabeth said...

I've been told there are 365 fear nots in the Bible, one for every day of the year! I haven't counted them for myself however.
Thank you so much for your kind comment on my Table for Two post!

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

This is always a great verse to remember :) It made us think of a saying one of our blog friends posted... "I have no reason to fear, for my story has already been written!" True so true!!

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