Friday, March 14, 2014

Faithful Fridays: Trust

Jesus said to his disciples:
“No one can serve two masters.
He will either hate one and love the other,
or be devoted to one and despise the other.
You cannot serve God and man.

“Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life,
what you will eat or drink,
or about your body, what you will wear.
Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing?
Look at the birds in the sky;
they do not sow or reap, they gather nothing into barns,
yet your heavenly Father feeds them.
Are not you more important than they?
Can any of you by worrying add a single moment to your life-span?
Why are you anxious about clothes?
Learn from the way the wild flowers grow.
They do not work or spin.
But I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor
was clothed like one of them.
If God so clothes the grass of the field,
which grows today and is thrown into the oven tomorrow,
will he not much more provide for you, O you of little faith?
So do not worry and say, ‘What are we to eat?’
or ‘What are we to drink?’or ‘What are we to wear?’
All these things the pagans seek.
Your heavenly Father knows that you need them all.
But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness,
and all these things will be given you besides.
Do not worry about tomorrow; tomorrow will take care of itself.
Sufficient for a day is its own evil.”

Matthew 6:24-34

She trusts us entirely; she knows she doesn't have to worry about anything.

If she's hungry, she doesn't even really need to cry anymore, because we can see the other signs that she's ready to eat.  That's not to say that she doesn't cry; things do upset her, she does get fussy.  But we always make it better, and she knows that now.  If she starts to cry, I'll pick her up and the change is immediate- she may take a while to cheer up entirely, but she'll stop screaming, or she'll sigh a little bit, and you can tell that she's gone from distressed to just upset.  Mr. Geek can get a smile from a crying Chief just by looking at her- because she knows that the fact that he's looking at her means he's about to pick her up.

She also trusts that we'll keep her safe.  She loves when her daddy tosses her in the air, or let's her "fly" down the hall to her room, or let's her perch on his shoulder like a little parrot.  She isn't scared because she knows her daddy is holding her, so everything is okay- and it's a lot of fun!

after bath time // *personal photo*

I know it does me no good to stress out about things- especially things over which I have no control.  Every time I hear this reading from Matthew, I kick myself- yes, Lord, I know You're talking to me.  I know I should trust in You for everything.

When I first saw the positive pregnancy test, I was scared.  We'd only just gotten married a few months before, we were living in a small apartment, we weren't planning to get pregnant any time soon.  I was afraid Mr. Geek would somehow be upset when I told him, but he wasn't- he was ecstatic!  Surprised, but so very happy.  We found a new place to live within just a couple of weeks of looking- the very first house we actually visited ended up being the perfect place to rent.  God took care of us, and He's still taking care of us.  We need to trust Him the way she trusts us.

What have you learned from your infant lately?

Much love,
The Geeks

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