I was reading a blog earlier today and the poor woman is getting completely beat up for being faithful to what God has called her to do. It breaks my heart that her readers feel like she has to explain herself for every life decision regardless of the circumstances. It is that kind of stuff that makes me want to move to a compound with my like-minded friends and cut off contact with the world (which would probably not be trust or obedience :)
I know that I have gotten many questions about our family - which cracks me up because even before asking about what we think about birth control and what not I get - are you guys going to have 10 kids? are you trying to keep up with your in-laws? do you watch that show...ya know, the 25 kids show? It isn't that I mind answering the questions, I just wish they came from an attitude of understanding not of condemnation. I want to reply: right now I have TWO kids and I am almost 27 years old...what is unreasonable about that?
I think that lately there has been a lot of things that have come in as personal attacks - personal, work, beliefs, whatever that just got me thinking. I have been called to TRUST and OBEY. Not rationalize and skirt issues, not over-analyze and be paralyzed, not hide and fall short. I know I have a long way to go, but for me and all those who have been called to TRUST AND OBEY I pray that we continue our journey without fear of what those around us with think and say.
Trust and Obey:
When we walk with the Lord in the light of His Word,
What a glory He sheds on our way!
While we do His good will, He abides with us still,
And with all who will trust and obey.
Trust and obey, for there’s no other way
To be happy in Jesus, but to trust and obey.