I am aware that my mind is little and it probably doesn’t take much to blow it away. 🙂 But I would just like to take a minute and recap my last week.
Your prayers (those who have been praying for me and those around me)are being answered in big ways. My older children that I transport to and from school have been totally awesome this week-no outbursts, no angry attitudes, actually smiles and thankyou’s! The girl I wrote about earlier in the week, on wednesday found her self a whole new set of friends and she went to prayer group with them! Friday she actually looked up and smiled. Don’t any one tell me that God is not good and not capable of the impossible! Well you can tell me, just won’t make a difference in my heart.
Wednesday was “talk like a pirate day”, and my elementary children had the most fun! They also had clash day, so they looked the part! And Yes Hover, we did sing our pirate songs on the bus…LOL How ever the one song we changed the words, “bottle of rum” to bottle of coke! Didn’t want the school to think I was encouraging alcohol. What a blast!
Thursday and Friday, we experienced the worst fog in the morning…the kind where visibilty is about 5 feet. No kidding. My route is rural areas. My only consolation was that I drive it everyday..or so I thought. Until that really didn’t seem to hold water for me. So I said to the Lord, “So you want me to drive by faith and not by sight as well”…HIS reply was “I will drive.” and HE did! Actually very amazing, no tension, no stress, I wasn’t even late…how amazing is that!?!
The Outreach to the neighborhood went well, and some new children are attending our clubs on Wednesday nights, and they are so very precious. I know how much Jesus loves them, I just pray that they will know. As I am studying for Daniel study to begin…I am so very much reminded that no matter how many miracles are shown, some will choose to believe that they are in control, and will not give in to the Sovereign God. When HE strips them of their self righteousness, they will curse HIM and not come back. I am also reminded of how very much we all live in a Babylon of sorts, and have become so self dependent that believing and leaning on God is probably the most difficult thing to grasp. In view of current events world wide…I take comfort in the life of Daniel. He was taken from his home, but he never stopped believing that his God will see him through it. Daniel did not compromise God, or his faith even when death was confronted to him. God did spare Daniel, and still gave him the prosperous life even in cativity. Daniel prayed for his captors, and prayed for his country but also agreed with God that they had been evil…I am taken in by Daniels prayer. He prays “we” he includes himself with the people although he may have been the most righteous at that time. No pride. Daniel- no matter how many times I take this adventure I find more similarities to this day.
Hope you all have a blessed week, and see God in the things around you. HE is there, ask to see HIM if you don’t see HIM. But then sit down for the ride of your life!
12 responses to “God blows my mind!”
This post today blesses my socks right off my feet.
God is so good in every way and not only is He helping those precious children through you, He is teaching your readers that He is in control of the bus,
especially in the fog of life. The world wants to work from the outside in. Our God works from the inside-out, and His ways are always the best. Keep on bussin and being yourself. These kids are God’s future, especially in the “Babylon mentality” of todays world. I am praying for your coming week to be even more blessed, and these kids are in my prayers. Love you lots Darla and I will remain a part of your support team out here for as long as you need. Have the ride of your life this week.
Laurie in Ca.
Thanks so much for being an encourager. You are always a blessing to me! As you are to those children! It is so neat to hear what God is doing!
Much love to you princess!
Hi sweetness, I finally got the CD in the mail *sigh* I’m such a dork!!! I listen to your hubby’s often while I’m driving….it makes me smile…and relax!!!
I finished the Daniel study last December, it’s life changing…most of the time I sat through the videos with may jaw open…..God spoke to me in every lesson. You have such a ministry for kids, I admire you so. I will continue to pray for you, that God will bring you the special ones that need the extra love that you have to give. Hey, I’m guest hosting on FC, geez, I didn’t know what to write when Bill asked me….so anyway, come on over and “debate”….Love you this blessed day!!!!
Excellent news about International Talk Like A Pirate Day. Our CEO found out about it and wanted to know what it was all about. Great fun!
“Fifteen men on a dead man’s chest” is OK but mention of a “bottle o’ rum” isn’t? You live in a strange world.
Hover, glad you are back! was missin your humor! The kids didn’t sing that line either..actually they made up their own song…about school stinks and teachers walkin the plank…and homework not done will feed you to the sharks! LOL they did have a good time. but they are 5 -10 years old…so use your imagination! One 7 year old is still talkin like a pirate and has decided he will be one when he grows up…:) he said it is ok with his dad!
I am praying that this week that starts this morning will be one of great joy for you as you take the Lord on another week-filled adventure on the bus. Keep on loving and they will keep on coming! God is so good all the time and He is all over your heart with a sweet fragrance. You are watching over a portion of His future each day you turn the key. Be ever so blessed this week in our Lord. I love your heart and I love you.
Laurie in Ca.
GG- this is the second time I have led this study, and I am no more comfortable with it than the last time..praying to be smarter than I am, and I think alot has to do with the Babylon culture I am aware I live in. I have 10 new women this time, and really out of my comfort zone as all are older and could probably teach me more than a few things! Thanks for your prayers!
LL you rock! I will always need your prayer cover, and honestly I do feel them and see them in action…you come to mind every morning while driving..today was very good.
One of my favorite places to visit!
I only wish I had had a bus driver like you!!:)
I am inspired by HOW you choose to SEE God in the details…the fog and going by faith and not by sight! I believe HE is talking to us all of the time…if only we would stop and listen and YOU do…
I always love stopping by!
Darla, don’t you love this siesta anymore? You never stop by and see me:(
Hope Daniel is going well, I LOVED it, but OH so difficult homework.
Hi Darla, Just checking in on a special friend to let you know that prayers go up each morning for that Special Bus and it’s precious driver. What a joy to cover your back as you minister in something so truly close to my heart. I would have loved to see your face first thing every morning as I got on the bus back then. My head did not stay up until much later in my life, but praise God, it’s up now and looking up even higher to my healing Lord. Every child is precious and my hearts desire is that they experience it sooner than later. God Bless your socks off this week as you work towards a rest filled weekend. I will always pray for you to bless and get blessed back tenfold. I love you. xoxoxoxox
Laurie in Ca.
Hey Darla, It,s just me here to remind you that it’s Friday, as if you need reminding. I hope you had a great week and are looking forward to a restful and blessed weekend. I am looking forward to your next post as you always encourage me to think deeper, and keep God on top. I’m praying for your neighborhood Outreach also. God Bless you big-time this weekend.
Love, Laurie in Ca.