I think it is.
No, maybe not.
Yes, it must be!
Does this happen to you? Do you ever try to discern if a reoccurring thought is a message from God, or just a creation of your own? I do. I have, for years now and it is on the same subject. So my question is, HOW DO YOU KNOW???
Please allow me to think out loud for a moment as I attempt to make sense of this.
1. Is it biblical?
Over time, these are the scriptures that I have “stumbled” upon. James 1:27, Matthew 18:5-6, Psalm 83:3
2. What does my husband, as leader of our family, have to say?
He is not against the idea. He would support the idea. However, he does not speak of it unless I do. It has not been put upon his heart as it has mine.
3. Do we have the means (finances, physical, emotional capabilities)?
It would be an adjustment for the entire family. But so was moving across the county and we survived that! 🙂
Phil 4:13 I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
4. Does it follow our priorities? God first, family second, everything thing else last.
I think so. But which category does it fall under? Is it sharing the Gospel (God), considering the needs of my family (family), or does it fall under “everything else”.?
Ok………..now that I have thought out loud. Let me share that the issue I am struggling with is Foster care. I have requested information in 2 different states during the last 5 years. I have researched, prayed, talked with foster care moms, prayed some more, talked with my husband and children, prayed some more. Is God calling our family to fostering? If he was, wouldn’t my husband also know this rather than just agreeing to it because it is on my heart? I would greatly appreciate if you would share any wisdom, experience or thoughts that you might have. I would also greatly appreciate your prayers.