204 – A Continual Choice
July 25, 1986
Our new friend Leslie came over and talked some more. Her deceased husband was a troubled soul, she said. She and her son are devastated. May You guard my mouth at all times by giving me wisdom and discernment, Lord!
I called the Superintendent’s office and got him! I had been stressed about our appointment and yet had not hesitated to cancel it yesterday when Leslie sat in my living room. I explained to him the last-minute cancellation. He sounded compassionate. But he also seemed stern and businesslike.
Depression and fear have been hovering around me because it feels like the Superintendent holds power over me!
I realized on my walk that I can embrace God and walk with Him or I can choose an anxious and negative attitude and darkness.
Today I will meet with the Superintendent at 9am.
I have been reading daily in Exodus. Then on Sunday at church I was convicted of not being in the Word enough, so I decided to read daily in the New Testament as well.
This morning I was dumbfounded when I read:
1 Peter:13 Submit yourselves for the Lord’s sake to every human institution, whether to a king as the one in authority…
15 for such is the will of God that by doing right you may silence the ignorance of foolish men.
Romans 13:1 Every person is to be in subjection to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those which exist are established by God.
These verses enabled me to be humble and submissive during the important meeting, not defensive and afraid. I will trust that You will use this man and his position for the best course we are to take.
Lord, that was amazing that I got those three verses on this exact day without having any other purpose but to hear Your voice. Amazing!
Thank You for reminding me of Your viewpoint about the world’s structure and my place in it! Thank You that I am able to hear you speak and by Your grace follow Your leading!
Mr. Deloria wants Tim and Steve tested at the school to determine their proficiency in reading and math. Then he will decide if the boys will be placed in school or if our methods are working and they can continue with home education. I am a little rattled, I admit.