Sunday, May 25, 2008

Have You Ever Had a Wish?

Have you ever been humbled to tears by a mere remark and facial expression? Once, years ago, I took my children to a pond for a picnic. As I sat there enjoying every moment with my children, a car drove past on the gravel road. A woman flatly stated that I was on private property. I apologized and got up to leave. She scowled at me. I cried silently and hid the tears from my children. I quickly told the children that we needed to go to the park. They sadly said, "But there are no ponds or frogs at the park, Mom." I told them I knew that, but we were not supposed to be at this place. There were no signs up to indicate private property, so I thought that it was a vacant lot, at the edge of our neighborhood.

I never prayed, but rather had the wish of having such a pond some day. Two years later we were able to buy this 80 acre farm with a creek running through it. I praise God for giving me the longing of my heart. He saw those tears that day.
I am so thankful for the frogs in this creek and the fun found here on hot days. I never dreamed that God would bless me with something I didn't ask for, but had simply dreamed of inside my heart.
I'm thankful and I hope and pray for you to have those little secret dreams that are inside your heart too, that only God knows about.
May God bless you dear blogging friends. I know that you probably already know this Bible verse and you do these things, but it's worth repeating. "Seek first His kingdom, and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you..." Matt. 6:33 I truly believe that when we keep our eyes on Jesus and His Word, then we are in a position to be blessed. Not all blessings are monetary or in the form of things. Many blessings are in the form of a crisis that bring us to a place of feeling HIS presence, or in the form of an encouraging friendship. This is only one example of something that happened in my life, and it was something I didn't pray for; I only had a moment of wishing. Our real blessing is knowing HIM in a closer way. Praise HIS name, Kathi

16 comments:

Tiffany said...

...and there isn't much better than watching your kids catch frogs and salamanders while they swim in a slimy pond!

Isn't it amazing how deeply we can be affected by the disapproval of someone we don't even know? That wanting to please thing in us is so strong.But it is sweet that Jesus hears even the desires we don't speak in words.

Blessings and safety for you this holiday weekend ~ Tiffany

luvmy4sons said...

"Before you called I answered"...Amazing He truly is! What a wonderful blessing. My boys would love such a place. Such an awesome awesome gift-He truly does exceedingly, abundantly more than we ask or imagine....even when we don't ask.

Marina Capano said...

Hi! Nice to meet you! thanks for your comment in my blog! you have so cute family, congratulation! so, you can participate in my next party!See you soon!xoxo From Argentina

Brenda said...

that is great and now you can go when you want to.

Gina said...

I definitely have one of those heart wishes. Someday....

Daughter of the King said...

This is good ...and yes it is good to know that HIS ways are best and HIS timing is perfect.
Deby

Scooterblu's Whimsy said...

Kathi, This is a beautiful post! God's blessings are just too much! :) I stand in awe of the goodness he bestows on us...and I don't know about you, but I am humbled and feel so unworthy, but do praise Him, for all that He blesses us with! You are truly blessed with a beautiful family and farm! I loved your Youth group get-together post! That looks like so much fun! And it is so funny, I had pictured you taller, until I saw you standing with your friends! LOL! You are a beautiful lady, inside and out!

Hope you are having a great holiday weekend! Rhonda ;)

Sharon said...

Kathi,

I am so glad that God blessed you so much with your beautiful property! I also got blessed with your place!!! LOL! We have had so many happy times at your awesome farm. It is neat how our loving Father in Heaven cares for us and cares about the little wishes in our hearts!

I love you!

Sharon

Deb said...

Hi Kathi, what a lovely post, I love the Lord he is so good to all of us. Even those that don't notice. I'm so happy that he gave you that pond. I too have an inside wish maybe one day I'll get mine, but if he doesn't I have so many things he's given to me, two of the best are peace and happiness, that I've had ever since I found Him. Deb

Debbie said...

My eyes are just welling up as I write this because I know that He wants us to have the desires of our hearts and most of the time these desires are little things for me. Just today, I prayed for one of those little things, thinking it was stupid. And tonight, I find myself reading this post knowing it is validation from the Lord that NOTHING I ask and believe for in HIS name is stupid. Thank you my friend for being such a divine instrument.

cherished*vintage said...

You have such a wonderful place! I can see that your property and home are such a blessing not only to your family but to your extended family and church family too. God is so good!
-Karoline

Lori... said...

Hi Kathi, I haven't been by in a while, but I guess I came by at just the right time. We are getting ready to move to my husband's family's acreage that we have inherited. Only 22 acres, but reading your post, and looking at the pics makes me want to go yesterday! Thanks for the spark today - it looks beautiful!!! See ya 'gain soon!

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

Kathi, That was such a beautiful posting. God does answer our prayers. Even the silent ones. I have to tell you I adore the beautiful pictures of your children. You are a wonderful photographer. Hugs, Terrie

Jaderocks said...

You have been blessed with a beautiful property. The story you told of before you got your current property was too bad. I'm sure you and your whole family love living on your wonderful farm.

Kelly said...

I read this tearfully, because I know what a good heart you have and how innocent it must have been for you to take the children there. But God is indeed good isn't he? I think I will read this post everyday for a week or so, I want this embedded in my mind, the scripture and your story, you have taught me so very much.

Love,
kelly

jennifer said...

Love your story and I have indeed been hurt by a mere glance. Your story was so well written.

Jennifer

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