Friday, August 29, 2014

"Holding Fast" - 07/19/14 - 2 Kings 18:1-8, 2 Chronicles 29-31, Psalm 48

He held fast to God - never loosened his grip - and obeyed to the letter everything God had commanded Moses. And God, for his part, held fast to him through all his adventures. (2 Kings 18:6-7)

I sat with the phone to my ear and listened to our Nichalas as he prayed. I lifted up praise to our ABBA when the words he spoke came across the line. Blessings I was given in hearing another example of how big our ABBA is. How He is in complete control. How He is bigger than all my many failures throughout the years.
Nichalas has asked for prayer regarding his job at a fairly new charter school. Next week they will be going door to door recruiting. If they are unable to enroll 15 students, his teaching job will be dissolved. Not only is his job in jeopardy, but the school itself. His frustration could be heard earlier when he was telling me the parents don't have to pay anything for their child to attend this school - all is state paid. The reason they don't is because their child tells them they don't want to attend a school that is so strict and hard. And the parents listen to their child. Opting instead to send them to public school where they are not worked with one on one, slip through the cracks, and don't obtain the tools needed to raise above the poverty level they are living at. He then prayed more about these children than his job. These children He knows need God in their lives. These children he has grown to love and be used as ABBA's vessel to reach them. He is totally at peace with whatever ABBA has in store for him. Whatever doors He closes and those He will open.
The faith our children have in their ABBA.
How they hold fast to their ABBA.
They know without a doubt, "And God, for His part, holds fast to them through all their adventures."

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