My daughter recently turned five and I registered her into two private Christian schools in the area when she was two.
So now that admission assessments are being carried out, I have been praying for God’s will on which school He wants her to go to. I have laid it in His hands, because even though both are Christian, does not necessarily mean He wills her to go to a particular one. Especially the one I have my heart set on, as my church is based there. I have not been hearing too many good things about the one I really want her to go to, for various reasons, but I can’t take advice from man, and I have asked the Lord to make the decision for me.
However, I frankly told Him that I was a little concerned how I was going to know what His decision is. Both are excellent schools, so how would I know? If I get a peace about one school, I was worried it was just my favouritism toward that school and not from God. So I asked Him something outrageous – that He should deny Jordan’s entrance to the school if that was not the school He wanted her to go to.
After the assessment I got an email from the school saying they cannot accept her yet because they feel she needs to go to a Speech Therapist! I laughed! Of all things! This is a child who is extremely shy (which I think prompted their ‘finding’) yet uses words like ‘fascinating’ and ‘impossible’ and articulates extremely well for her age. I took her to a speech therapist just in case. I don’t want to be a biased parent. Turns out she scored within a seven year old range and I asked the therapist to email the report to the school.
So I said to the Lord, “Lord, if that was Your doing, she’s passed the test, so now what?”
The school emailed me a week later saying she will only be accepted into the school if she goes for speech therapy! Hah- after those scores, they’ve STILL made her acceptance conditional! My heart was so set on this school, but I no longer have a peace about it.
Well I asked for it- for her application to be rejected if it was not His will! It makes me wonder – if I never sought His will at all, I would have fought tooth and nail to get her into that particular school! Yet, here God shows up in the way He knows how – faithful.
I will continue to pray that His perfect will is done in this situation. I don’t need to know His reason, just His choice.
Blessed be the name of the Lord!
A man’s heart plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps. Proverbs 16:9
Way to go!
Hehe, He’s just awesome. He’s so faithful to show us the way when we listen
An encouraging story for me to hear today. I have many things to submit to His will and decisions that In need His help with…thank you!! Big hugs!
I’m glad Skye 🙂
I’m really seeing how David said he delighted to do His will – it gets addictive! 🙂
lol….hand me over some of that addicition!!! 😀
It keeps us braggin’ on Him, doesn’t it? 🙂
Haha yes – that’s the best part! Worthy to be praised! 😀
Matthew 7:7 at it’s best! As you are faithful to ask, He is faithful to respond. Hallelujah!
God is telling you something:)
Hehe clinging to it! 😀
It is always a thrill when God answers our prayers huh?
Thrill is the perfect word to describe it! I mentioned above that asking for His will kinda becomes addictive-its so cool
It is and you just wanna praise Him and jump for joy. We believe but we are sort of in disbelief lol. I really hope you find the right school for your kid. Sometimes what doesn’t make sense makes perfect sense because that’s how prayers work out , right? Hugs to you.
Haha I like the “sort of in disbelief” – so true! Thanks 🙂
God is always we speaking and all we need to do is to be still and listen. It is so good when we hear and have peace. God loves us so much!
Yes that peace is lovely, nothing that we can ever obtain on our own 🙂
Awesome story sister and I will keep you both in my prayers too:) I know what you mean…when I was trying to decide where to move to..I did not want to be in Chicago any longer but did not know where He wanted me to be. Though I kept thinking Indiana, its a big state so where in Indiana did He want me? Like you I was bewildered. Then I found a home I liked that was reasonably priced….but was it His will or mine? So I said to Him…if you want me in this house and in this town then send me a donkey…lol. I wanted it to be something obscure and not likely to happen. Let me tell you, I had donkey’s coming out of the wood work!!!…lol. In my email, in snail mail, on the route I took my walks on there were donkey yard ornaments….it was crazy…lol. But amazing and also so much fun! I was almost waiting to go outside and see one tethered for me there…lol.
He is Faithful and True, the names on His thigh in Revelation!!! All praise, glory and honor to our King of king’s and Lord of lords, Jesus Christ! Yahushua Ha’ Mashiach!
I bet you will end up loving the school He picked:) God bless, sister:)
LOL Sharon that’s AWESOME! I’m sure sometimes He has a good giggle at “our methods” LOL. Awww that’s so sweet
Oh’ my, I can SO relate on every level. This has always (still is the burden of our hearts) our daughters+God’s will on schools. So happy to hear you say “I can’t take advice from man”. AMEN! He is SO worth seeking… He will never lead us where His grace will not provide/cover us. Blessings to your and Jordan!
Yes, in these times, I wouldn’t dare considering putting her into a non-Christian school. He surely will lead us 🙂
Wow, Kit, and wow Sharon! Great, uplifting stories.
All thanks to God…our lives would be kinda boring without Him right? hehe 🙂
Awesome! Your little girl is very advanced using those kind of words! May she be a blessing for you always.
Thanks very much 🙂