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I am very grateful to be the one writing the "This Week" message. Mostly, because it is an opportunity, a "reason", an "excuse" for me to spend time just sitting, listening to wordless hymns, resting with God, listening. I felt led to read several wonderful things and felt like it was "allowed" because it was for a "purpose". Some of you may instantly understand that and some of you may be very confused. Simply put, I have trouble making time for just me and the Lord. 

One of the things I felt led to read in my "pre-writing" quiet time were two chapters of a book called Teaching From Rest by Sarah Mackenzie. It's written by and for homeschooling parents, but I found so much transferable truth in it, I highly recommend it.  One of my favorite parts of what I read was a very needed reminder. "He isn't asking me to succeed on the world's terms. he's asking me to faithfully do the work." 
The book also asked a very powerful and helpful question: "Whose 'Well Done' are you working for?"

I really needed to sit and read and listen and hear the truth that God isn't asking me to control ANYTHING other than what he calls me to do.
For me personally, motherhood is a major way God has been teaching me this lesson.   I am feeling assured that when I do what I believe he is asking me to do, whatever it is, that is a success and he will control the rest. 

I cannot control anyone's reaction to anything I do. That is not my job.  

I  hope you all find some encouragement from this "message" this week and I believe it was good for me to do this "work" and I leave it faithfully in His hands.

I am praying for each of you this week to be protected from the distraction of the outcome of any seeds you feel God has asked you to plant. I pray you are encouraged that the planting is the success.
 
1 Corinthians 3: 7-8 (NLT) says:
"It's not important who does the planting or who does the watering. What's important is that God makes the seed grow.
The one who plants and the one who waters work together with the same purpose.
And both will be rewarded for their own hard work."

-Lydia



       

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