I have a new signature and I wanted to tell you about it. It was a difficult decision for me as I went about looking for the picture that would represent me and who I am.
I am a homesteader-in-training and love my goats and chickens. I homeschool my children and have adopted them all. I love to read and write stories. I could go on and on, just like you could when you try to summarize yourself. But finally, I decided that one particulary scripture was the best representation of me and my life and who I am and what I do.
"He gives the barren woman a home, making her the joyous mother of children,praise the Lord! Psalm 113:9
I'll never forget the morning that I read that scripture sitting on the front porch of a rental house more than 14 years ago. It did not bring me comfort or encouragement, it stabbed my heart and made me cry. All my life I had loved the Word of God and even as a teen was so drawn to its wisdom and truth. But that day I grew angry and declared that this was one time that the Word was wrong.
You see, I had been trying for over a decade to become a mommy. Unless you have ridden that particular rollercoaster of turmoil, you won't know exactly how I was feeling. On the other hand if you have ever prayed for a long, long time and waited and waited, well you might can understand quite well.
I could not imagine, I could not see, I could not understand or even figure out how this verse could be true. After a while of tears, I stopped and made a decision to believe, it was a crisis of Faith and I took my stand. After all the Scriptures also say in Hebrews 11:1 that "What is faith? It is the confident assurance that what we hope for is going to happen. It is the evidence of things we cannot yet see. " (NLT)
Now, all these years later, I am EXACTLY what that scripture said I would be. Not only did He give me a home, but he filled my empty arms. So now, when I speak of the Word of God, I can say with every confidence,
"God's Word and What He Says
Is MORE real...
Than what I see,
What I hear,
Or what I feel."