Monday, February 21, 2011


Every once and a while I like to update where I am with my walk with Christ. I want my children to know how much I strive to be like Christ. I also want to track my steps so I can look back and see what God has done in my life.

Lately God has been teaching me how to have discernment and understanding when it comes to knowing

I have never really prayed for God to give me discernment. I always thought that when I heard God, it was always God. Its not though, we have so much going on in our heads, how do we really know it's God? We need to pray that God will give us the discernment. Otherwise when will we know that the Holy Spirit is speaking to us?

Philippians 1: 9-10
And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight, so that you may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless for the day of Christ.

There was a time in college when I thought God told me I was going to marry a man, let's say his name was Phillip...... At the time we were friends, but not really talking to each other. I honestly had no doubt that this was God. I was walking with God and had a relationship with Him. I told many people that I knew who I was going to marry; it's kinda embarrassing now. This was a guy who didn't have a walk with Christ, who had a life style I didn't agree with. Those are all red flags!
The enemy knows us and knows how to trick us, his plan is well thought out and he'll use our weak spots to get to us. Of course I didn't know that then. I am thankful that God had my back. He had a better plan for me and He wasn't going to let me accept less than what He had planned. Thank you Lord!

It never worked out with Philip. I can't imagine my life if it would have. I can now see things so clearly, it amazes me. God never gave Phillip and I chance to work, because it might have gotten to the point of marriage and that wasn't His plan.

At the time I married Aaron I didn't have a clue how perfect he was for me. I knew I loved him more than anybody in the world. but I didn't know how great we would fit together. God did and He planned for us to be together all along. Aaron is calm and relaxed. He has never gotten mad (maybe once) or yelled. He is gentle and kind when I am not. He steps up and does so many daddy duties when I am sitting on the couch not feeling good due to pregnancy (which has been half our marriage) or nursing (which has been the other half of our marriage) he gives the kids baths and puts them to bed. He is such a hard worker and a great husband. I can only thank God for putting us together.

God has a plan for us and it is up to us to pray for wisdom and discernment. God's plan might not be "your" plan, but it's the best plan.



  1. This is a good reminder...and what I needed to hear today. I realize I haven't been praying for discernment. Thank you for speaking to my heart. :)

  2. Good post. I can't imagine how life would look without His hand in it! Scary...