As I sat in my room the other day reading my devotions, I found my self looking up and staring at a picture of my four children.
I have to be honest, I just started weeping as I looked at their faces.
As frustrating and sometimes annoying as they can be, these are four precious lives, God has put in my care ….. wow!. It gave new meaning to verse Psalm 127:3
Children are a gift from the Lord, they are a reward from him.
This past weekend, we heard a great message by our Pastor, about Never saying Never. It really stood out to me. Why?, because I was once that girl who said never a lot, and thought never way too often.
The biggest example in my life, was when my husband and I were going on our fourth year of infertility due to certain medical issues. Thoughts always came into my head, that I would never have children. Then came the dreaded day when we lost our first baby, a miscarriage at three months…… my lips actually spoke out that children would never enter our lives!.
But, God is so much bigger than even our worse thought. He can work in the most impossible situations, and is able to meet your every heart’s desire!.
Take delight in the Lord,
and he will give you the desires of your heart. Psalm 37:4
So, I sat there thanking Him for our four blessings. Praying and desiring for them to love God, serve Him and claim Jesus as their saviour. I KNOW that they are here because of God, and I learned very quickly NEVER to say NEVER, because it was evident in my life.
When situations come up now, that look impossible, I always think back at how He changed what I thought would never happen, into something that is very real!.
If you are discouraged right now, and having ‘never’ thoughts, I encourage you to change the way you speak. There is power in the tongue, and we have the ability to speak FAITH!.
Try NOT to say:
- My marriage will never change
- I’ll always be in financial trouble
- My children will never know the Lord
- I’ll always have these bad habits and rotten attitudes
- I’ll never lead anyone to Christ
- I will never be healed
- My circumstance will never change
For ‘ All things are possible to those who believe’ Mark 9:23.
Never say NEVER.