All Things Work Together for Good

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“And he that searcheth the hearts knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit, because he maketh intercession for the saints according to the will of God. And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.”
‭‭Romans‬ ‭8:27-28‬ ‭KJV

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This passage of scripture has been on my heart a lot the past few months, and I keep coming back to it. This passage is a reoccuring theme and I know the Lord reminds me with it that everything I have gone through, am going through and will go through will be used for good and his Glory.

As a young adult, I went to a university to further my education in hopes to help me find a better job, and help provide the comforts of this life. Between studying Women’s History, History of the American West, hearing stories told of when my grandparents were kids, and seeing how the recession has hit people, myself included, I know that they are all pieces of the puzzle so to speak. They have been teaching moments that God has used to mold me. 

Having seen God work in the hard times, and in times when he seems silent and far away, I know that holding on to the fact that I know he is there, and the promises he has given us. 

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God has called each of us to a different career and life.

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I grew up seeing my mom work full time outside of the home. That didn’t  and does not make her a bad wife and mother. I spent a lot of time with my grandma because of it. It also forced me to be more independent, self reliant and adventurous. 

Being “self-reliant” isn’t necessarily a bad or unchristian trait. When a Christian is self reliant, They know they still need God, his salvation, his forgiveness, his love, his guidance, his wisdom, and so much more. It means that we are able to not rely on others when God gave us the knowledge and aptitude to do ourselves. 

We live in a day and age where women have so many more life options and we have the ability to act on God’s call for our own lives whether that is to be a Lawyer, Doctor, Surgeon, Large Animal Vet, Entrepreneur, CEO, Teacher, Nurse, secretary, a work from home wife and mother or even a stay at home wife and mother. There is nothing wrong with a Christian woman getting a college education and having a career when it’s God’s call for their lives, there is also nothing wrong with a woman being a stay at home wife and mother if that is her call. 

What I have a problem with, is denying children of getting a high school diploma from an accredited school or homeschool program, and not allowing adult children to attend  an accredited college or university (even if they have to figure out how to pay for it themselves), if they want and are called to do. If a young women wants to be a stay at home wife and mother that needs to be her choice. I personally believe a young woman should at least work during her single years, even if she doesn’t go to college, even if she does become a stay at home wife and mother. 

Why do I feel that it is important for a young woman to work outside of the home before she gets married? It is because she doesn’t know when (of if she is called to be married), and she doesn’t know what will happen 10, 20, 30 or more years down the road. What if her husband became ill and died or was killed somehow. What then? She will have to figure out how to take care of herself and her children if she has them. Knowing how to go about a job search, having some work experience to put in a resume, and knowing how to hold down a job are important. 

I have a bachelors degree in addition to my high school diploma, and I am currently not using my degree. I majored in Social Science (with a focus in American History) and I minored in Literature. 

I have worked several jobs since I graduated from college. Through each one the Lord has shown me whether it is a direction I should pursue or not.

I definitely love Homemaking, like my grandmothers’ generation did, as well as homesteading, and growing / raising as much of my own food as possible, as well as living in the country and living in some acreage. If I am called to be a stay at home / work from home wife and mother I would be happy. I love sharing my passion for home grown fruit and vegetables as well as home raised meat and wild caught / hunted meat. Not to mention cooking, baking, canning and preserving my own food. I developed food intolerances as an adult, which has fueled my love of cooking and baking. I had my own apartment for most of my time in college and I loved having my own place to live in, decorate and take care of. 

In conclusion, God’s call for each of us is as individual as each of us are. So, telling someone they aren’t allowed to be who God made to be, because of your ow religious beliefs is hypocritical, and putting your will ahead of God’s. When it comes to what each woman should be doing with her life, should not be dictated by a man or another human being. If a woman is called to have a career she should do that, if she is called to stay home, that should only be dictated to her by God. 

Trusting in God when your whole world is falling apart 

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I have felt the need to write this post for a little while, even though I am still in the midst of the trial. 

In the past week or so the lord has put the chorus of the Lauren Daigle song “trust in you” on my heart, as a reminder that even though I am going through a huge trial and feel like my world is crashing down around me, I still need to trust in Him. 

When You don’t move the mountains
I’m needing You to move
When You don’t part the waters
I wish I could walk through
When You don’t give the answers
As I cry out to You
I will trust, I will trust, I will trust in You

I am trying to be content with where I am while I am waiting on God to fill in the details and open the door for the next step of the way. I don’t do well with living in an uncertain situation where I feel stuck and trapped while I know that it’s not where I am supposed to be. I keep reminding myself that God has something bigger in store for me, and this is just a chapter in my life. 

I am also reminded of the story of Job in the Old Testament. God allows Satan to take everything from Job with the exception of Job’s life. In the process Job question his whole existence and God. In the process of everything, even in great loss, and when we feel like our world is crashing down around us, and we ask why God would let such bad things happen to good people, we can look to Job and see that our wisdom and knowledge is limited in comparison to God’s. Job was also given bad advice on the part of his “friend’s”, because they were humans and had limited understanding of why God does what he does and how God works. This story also goes to show us that even when our world is upside down God is in control and knows what will happen. At the. End of the book of Job, God restored to Job what he had had prior to the trial and then multiplied it.