JUST LIKE THE WIDOW’S MITE
Having a lifestyle caring for a special needs child isn’t an easy one but I am learning that God uses all things for our good
in preparing us for the future and conforming us into His image.
I had many years, over 40, to adjust to this lifestyle but it
still doesn’t make it an easy one. I’ve seen over the years parents who placed their child out of their life because they weren’t potty trained at six years old or because their lifestyle was disrupted. Many realize their life
is one of isolation because of the behavior of their child. The neighbors don’t want to come around or friends because they can’t handle the constant noise and disruption.
You learn that your life is not your own even your quiet time is very slim, but what do we do when we have the freedom and the peace and quiet. Do we use it getting quiet with the Lord or do we gather with the
saints to worship and dance and let out a loud “alleluia!”
Do we act like the widow with the mite with our time giving
all that we have or do we give the Lord five percent and keep the rest? The widow gave a small amount but it was all she had.
Lord has graced me that when I have that quiet moment, He draws me near immediately. He takes me up in worship and dance a lot easier than before because He knows my heart. I delight in His presence. Like Paul and Silas, they were able to
worship and praise and be filled with joy in prison.
When we can look at our hardships and suffering, and use it for His glory,
you know you are getting close to His heart. Our trials are tailor made and the harder the better you reap from them! God prepares those who have suffered with constant financial trials and has done a mighty work in their heart along with those
who have suffered constantly with physical pain. Through much suffering come much grace and glory!
AT THE FATHER'S FEET