In our household we encourage our 8-year-old daughter to cook and build things thus helping grow her life skills. My dad didn’t take the time out to show me how to do basic things in life like change my own flat tire or a battery, or how to build things to help repair your own home. I had to go out and find all these things out myself and it felt like all the guys around me already knew all this stuff when I had just started. We want her to be prepared in case someone is not there to hold her hand through something challenging. Some days it can be difficult because we don’t want to have to clean up after a mess in the kitchen, or have to drag saws and drills out after we’ve been at work all day. We are always surprised at what she’s learned and picked up from us and from others and makes us feel like we are doing a good job. God gives us the opportunity to make choices in our life that sometimes can end up in a mess but he’s always there to help us get through the rubble at the end. More often than not however God leads us and guides us through things so long as we rely on him and ask for his leadership and the end result is amazing. Don’t be afraid to go out and try something new even if it doesn’t turn out that good pray before you do it and ask God to help you and you will be pleasantly surprised. I challenge you today to lean on God and try something new breaking yourselves out of your comfort zone. 1 John 5:15 and if we know that he hears us -whatever we ask- we know that we have what we asked of him. If you would like to accept this challenge today then please join me in prayer. Dear heavenly father thank you for yet another beautiful day and the energy and courage to get up and go out doing your will. Help us in all of our activities today Lord whether at work or at play. Give us the strength and the mental capacity to accomplish these goals. Thank you for always being with us, in us, and around us in Jesus precious name, Amen!!!
Published by Matthew, Karen, and God
Karen Guthrie, a retired Bank Manager, Vice President, and Matthew Moore, who works in construction, are members of the same church. In March 2014, they both joined the Oakdale Rescue Mission Board of Directors. They started sharing their stories with one another on how God has greatly impacted their lives. View more posts