290 – I’m an Overcomer!
January 25, 1988
I am in victory. I can tell because I have a sense of order in me, not based on the surroundings. This is being an overcomer. It’s the life I was BORN to live and have to strive so hard to hold onto!!!
I have strength and resolve to stand in the Lord with Stevie during our reading lessons. His attitude has changed dramatically to submissive, cheerful, willing, eager!! It was FUN!
Diane has an acquaintance who needs babysitting for her children: two boys (second grade and kindergarten) and a 14-month old girl.
I have been praying for playmates for my boys—could this be the answer?
And BABY has been on my mind because of the recent dreams.
Donna said: this may not be how you want to win people to the Lord but this lady needs Jesus!
I have been praying about taking Signs and Wonders class. I felt God said I would be able to CHOOSE to take the class or to take the babysitting job. Dan and I prayed. We’ll see.
Karen will babysit tonight so I will go to signs and wonders class unless more snow or more illness blocks me!! Praying for God to make it CLEAR where I belong.
BARB COUNSELED ME TO FORGET THE SIGNS AND WONDERS CLASS AND FOCUS ON MY RESPONSIBILITIES AT HOME!
She said: You are doing well, stay home and love your children! And take the babysitting job: you said you would take money however the Lord brought it!
She was pretty intense about it.
As iron sharpens iron, so a man sharpens the countenance of his friend. Proverbs 27:17
While praying about Barb’s exhortation, Psalm 25 flashed into my vision.
PERFECT: v. 12 Who is the man who fears the Lord? He will instruct him in the way he should choose!! Ok, keep on speaking, Lord.
Then it came to my mind that on Missionary weekend, Mr. Phillips said: people always want to know what they’re called to do for the Lord. What do you do well? That’s probably it.
That made me think immediately of child training as something I have a lot of experience with …and I surrendered and I really meant it. Thank You, Holy Spirit!!
Darren came over after school and I already had the three Trimble kids, plus my four. With the three new kids that will be a houseful.