Friday, January 30, 2009

This is hard, but well worth it!

Ok, this is gonna be hard people. H-A-R-D. The hard part is going to try to explain without giving details because if I gave details, I'd have 20 people instantly on the phone with me yelling "WHAT?" And, it's also not earth shattering.....just family stuff.

So, now that you have no idea what I'm talking about, let's dive right into this....

Prayer....decisions.....getting the kids involved in this HUGE family decision. *gulp*

This is what happened......God laid on my heart something a short time ago that I shared with hubs. He was like "Ok, whatever, sounds good, let me know how that pans out." It wasn't that extreme, but you know what I'm talking about. This thing God put on my heart effected all of us, but it was something God chose to share with of the household first.

I began praying about it immediately and you know what God did? He ended up messing with things in hubs life and now we are BOTH praying about this thing. Of course God would get hubs in on it...head of the house and all. And, I'm so glad He did too.

Well, by complete accident and through an outside source, the kids found out the thing that we are praying about. Now, you might ask, "huh, what, how can the kids find this out?" That is where I can't go so you'll just have to skip past that part of the story.

Moving right along....last night we had to get it all out in the open with the kids because the outside source brought the thing out in the light. Now, I'll tell you one thing, this is where I got a little freaked out because my first thought was "NOOOOOOO, the kids can't be a part of this decision for our family! This is a decision for me and hubs to make."

God is ready to get our kids involved in this one and I'm a tiny bit excited because guess what will happen?

1. We will all pray about this as a family.

2. They will begin to see how God speaks to them, to us about this situation.

3. They will learn perseverance and commitment to prayer.

4. They will learn to trust Him to see us through.

5. They will learn to go with God regardless of what they think they want to happen.

This is their first experience to do this thing with God on this level and I'm soooooo excited about it. We have already had the most amazing and sweet conversations I've ever had with them about God and how He'll pull this off for us.

We are learning some faith on this one. We are walking by faith and not by sight. Praise you Jesus for the work you are doing in my entire families life right now!
Hugs and blessings~


3girlsmom said...

You are awesome and I LOVE YOU!
Excited about what God is doing in your family and even more excited about your boys being part of it and watching it happen! That'll be the best lesson EVER for them.
Praying alongside you!

2nd Cup of Coffee said...

Oooh, a mystery! God is going to show himself faithful to your family. You'll be able to recall this time many years from now, I'm sure.

debra said...

It is so worth it to have the kids in on something big for the family. I have so enjoyed listening to our kids talk about God's plan for our adoption. That is some big stuff.

God Bless your decisions...

Joanne (The Simple Wife) said...

Despite your mysterious lack of details, the message came through loud and clear.

Very, very cool!


Patty said...

I am excited!!! Is this what I think it is?

You know I am covering you in prayer and actually prayed for this morning!!

I just have to say again that I miss you and you have a very special place in my heart to!

HisTreasuredPossession said...

Oh!! Just piqued with curiousity! But am so glad that this has now become a Family affair of which your boys will have a Marker! Praying for clarity, wisdom and strength to pursue all God has for you!

He Knows My Name said...

Jesus, Hold Fran and her hubby close as they pray and seek you in this family decision. I ask that you show each one of her boys individually, in ways each one can understand that you hear them and answer prayer. May their family be forever changed as they seek you together. amen

Linda said...

Praying God will open wide every door He wants you to pass through and close shut those he doesn't.
May He be more real to you and your family than ever as they see His hand.

Teri~Facedown said...

Very cool. I love movement. Somehow knowing others are involved makes it seem like it will work out quicker. So happy for you.

Holly said...

Praying for the details and for your MIGHTY God to shine His beautiful light upon each of you, as you walk this by faith as a family. I can tell you, there's nothing like together as a family in faith before and with our wonderful God, who accomplish-eth!

Holly said...

PS I wish it was moving you to Colorado in my vicinity!!

ocean mommy said...

Well I think that as hard as it may be...this is just exciting!! What a faith builder for your boys!! !

Love you all and I'm praying! :)


GratefulinGA said...

i'm so excited for you all Fran, praying fervently that you will ALL be abundantly blessed by being so obedient.
hugs and much prayer,
Philippians 1:3

annaelyse said...

not exactly sure how i stumbled across your blog, but i was reading through your posts and got to the one from 1/19. i am doing the memory verse challenge (hmm...can't remember the offical name) with all the siesta's and was praying about what verse i'm going to need to cling to over the next two weeks, your verse from the last two is EXACTLY what my heart needed to read, and i'm excited to get it in my heart!! thanks!

Mel @ Studio MCA Designs said...

I am praying for your family. In my experiences in life, the hardest things have reaped the biggest blessings. They are the things that drew me and my family closer to God and to each other.

I just wrote my new memory verse for Feb.1 on my index card after doing a devotional with my son. Isaiah 41:10~ So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

Love you,

Three Fold Cord said...

I can distinctly remember when my parents would ask us as children to hear God for the direction our family was supposed to take. It developed the relationship I have with the Lord now and I Love that I am confident that I can hear HIM. one time in particular My brother felt a song in his heart, my other brother got a scripture and my little sister got a vison from the Lord just by praying together and taking a few minutes to be quiet and see what God would say they all connected and confirmed something we as a family were supposed to do.

connorcolesmom said...

God is really being BIG right now and you totally see it
The fact the He allowed the kids to find out is HUGE
I am praying for you sweet Fran!
Love you

Shelley said...

Well Fran, I have no idea what's up, and that's just fine!

I think it is SO neat how you are coming together as a family to pray. What an incredible witness to your kids!

Thanks for sharing...kinda! :)

BethAnne said...

May not be as hard as you think with everyone in on the decision now......I am excited to see what happens!!!

Darlene R. said...

Oh Fran, I will keep you and your whole family in my prayers. I will pray that the Lord will show you all so clearly what you are to do.

Love you so much,

Georgia Jan said...

Fran: I love this - and I am know that your family is going to be blessed by this walk of faith. I didn't realize you had all boys! Yay - me too! And now a Grandboy!
Life is fun...

Love much,
Georgia Jan

Lindsee said...

So, maybe this is moving Frannie and her precious fam to Houston?? Kidding.

Excited to see what God is doing in your family's life. He is a BIG God!

Love you!

Cheryl said...

What a great example you and your husband are settting for your boys!


Holly said...

Best wishes with whatever is happening. :)

His Girl said...

well, this is exciting!
add me to the list of people who are prayin' for your mysterious current events ;)

Lisa @ The Preacher's Wife said...

So is this something you and I have discussed a while back? I'm so dang know this is freaking me

Aside from my busybodyness, I'm so excited to see you storm heaven as a family. This was a HUGE thing for us when God moved us to our current pastorate. I can't describe how important it was for the kids to feel some ownership in the decision we made instead of knowing it was determined without considering their feelings.

Praying for you girlfriend!

Pat said...

Hi Fran,
I found your blog through travelingtheroadhome. It is funny to see our sisters kindof guessing what might be going on for your family. i just want to encourage your porcess as I have seen God do some of the coolest things in just the way you drescribed.
I will be back to see what happens!
Blessings ot you,

A Stone Gatherer said...

What an awesome teaching experience for your children! I am excited for you all and can't wait to be in on the "secret"!

Denise said...

Sweetie, I am praying for God to lead your family through this, love you.

Natalie @ I AM (not) said...

soooo, you're NOT going to tell us? (hee hee)

I blog so you can get a glimpse into my life as wife, mom of 3 boys, and someone who simply wants to bless others along the way. Have fun and be sweet :)

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