247 – God Encouraged Me
December 27, 1986 Saturday
Oh! I just remembered:
After Karen had finished the pep talk on Christmas day, she talked about their Christmas gathering. A young man was there who is the third of six boys in a missionary family that had lived in China during his growing up years. She asked him how his mom had done raising them and if he had any advice she could share with me.
He said he knew it was hard for his mom to raise six sons, especially because her husband was gone A LOT and the responsibility was mainly hers. But she, LEANED ON THE LORD.
He said those years in China were the best in his life and that it is excellent experience for kids to grow up in a foreign country like that.
I had been asking God the last two weeks to tell me ANYTHING I needed to know about anything at all, because everything has been so difficult.
So He encouraged has me about:
*leaning on Him
*kids loving the overseas life
*ridding us of grumbling and complaining
*advised us of the spiritual attack and creepy spirits hanging around that we were to evict in Jesus’ name.
BLESS JESUS CHRIST!
BLESS OUR LORD!
GLORY TO GOD!
He also encouraged me by:
*having Dan home recently
*having Dan share the burden of the boys’ behavior
*letting me purchase plastic containers
*giving me time to organize and a clear head to do it today.