You Never Know…

Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.

– Galatians 6:9 –

You never know how much you will impact a person before it happens. There are many people that YOU have impacted but you may not ever know the impact until you get to heaven. However, there are other times when you get to hear about a life that you impacted, even though you had no idea that your actions would do much of anything.

Case in point, I was talking to a friend from San Diego and he mentioned that he met a friend of mine from Embry-Riddle. My friend from Embry-Riddle talked about how I had been an encouragement during our time together and how he would love to serve together some day. I remember hanging out with the young man but I can’t think of anything special that I did or said. It came as a complete surprise but it was very encouraging. Isn’t it amazing how God can use the ordinary to impact a life?

It seems that this post is a bit of a follow up to last week! I was encouraged to see a bit of the harvest in the life of my friend. I am stoked that he is doing well, serving as a youth pastor, and just recently got married! It is a blessing to know that our lives and our actions matter. I think of the speech that Russell Crowe gave in the beginning of the movie Gladiator when he said, “What we do in life echoes in eternity.” He was speaking about glory in battle, but it applies to our lives in Christ. Our actions, our speech, our attitude, and our thoughts have an eternal impact! So, let us not grow weary in doing good!!! Let’s do all the good we can by the power of the Holy Spirit, even when it seems like every day is ordinary in and ordinary out, and we can rest in the fact that we will reap a harvest for the glory of the Lord!

Only 26 more days until Solomon is due!!! Wahoo! We are SO excited and getting the house ready for the new arrival. What a blessing!

Adelina is getting sweeter by the minute. We don’t know what happened, but she woke up about two days ago and it looked like she grew up an entire year overnight. I can’t explain it but we both noticed it. She is such a sweet sister and helpful child. She is learning to read and recognized the words orange, green, yellow, and blue! She plays very well by herself, especially when she is down for her nap!

Jeremiah is growing up and expanding his vocabulary. He just learned to say bubble, phone, pepper, and Daddy. (He used to say Da-Da but Daddy is so much sweeter! I like it when he sees me and dives out of the arms of whomever is holding him to come see me!) He is a daring young lad as well. He loves to go down slides head first. He will crawl up to any slide and go right over the edge! He also likes to climb up on our camping chairs and stand on them. It is not the safest maneuver but he already wants to conquer any obstacle!

We are blessed beyond belief. Thank you for your prayers and for reading up on us. We are looking with great expectation toward the future, but the present moments are filling us to the brim! God Bless!

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