I am a mom on a mission to share our family's story and educate others about adoption/foster care and special needs.
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
I subscribe to a couple of daily reading plans on the app You Version. One of them is called Parenting By Design and this was yesterday's reading: Daniel 3:17-18 17If you throw us into the blazing furnace, the God we serve is able to save us from the furnace. He will save us from your power, O king. 18But even if God does not save us, we want you, O king, to know this: We will not serve your gods or worship the gold statue you have set up.
THE WITNESS OF FAITH
When Daniel's three friends were told to worship Nebuchadnezzar or be thrown into a blazing furnace, their response spoke volumes about their faith. Although they trusted that God could deliver them, they didn't know if that would be His will. No matter what happened, however, they wanted the king to know they were willing to endure anything before they denied their God.
Some parenting challenges will stretch our faith more than others. Even though He has the ability to deliver us, God may ask us to walk through some of these trials. When we affirm His goodness in the face of potential suffering, our faith shines in a powerful and authentic way.
Let your children and those around you see your faith in the way you respond to trials.
This was a big encouragement and challenge to me. I pray that I can be strong like Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego and that those who I meet on this journey wouldn't see me, but my faith. May this also be a challenge for you as walk your journey.