Saturday, February 21, 2009

God's Perfect Timing

Man, I love this girl...Our little Pip has brought so much joy into our lives. I cannot imagine life without her. And that's what always gets me to thinking about God's perfect timing. After moving here, only to have all our plans fall apart followed by trying to get different jobs and having to live with Dan and Kat for 15 months - things felt bleak. We didn't know what God was doing and wondered if we should have done something different. However, if things hadn't been exactly the way they happened, we never would of had Piper.

Thinking that financial security and stability were in our future were in the forefronts of our minds as we thought of a seventh baby. God had different plans - and though there were some rough days in the uncertainty, that has passed and we still have this precious nugget. Financial "security" may never be in our future - and what is that anyway?? Our security is in Christ. Our stability comes from "the Rock that is higher than I."

It's a good thing that He is control and not us. Proverbs 16:9 tells us "the heart of a man plans his way but the LORD establishes his steps." How's that for security?! And even when the steps He has established for us are not what we were wanting we can trust in His great love for us that He is working for our good... to be made more like Christ.
Thank you Father for sweet Piper Elizabeth - she has bean a means of grace to both Jason and me. We see Your loving hand in the giving of her to us and she reminds us that we are being held in your powerful, loving hands.


  1. We love Pip too, such a sweetie.

    Financial Security, ha, if any thing this current financial mess just proves to me that only ONE is sovereign and in control, and it is certainly not me. I find peace and comfort in that fact alone.

  2. What a cutie Pie! I love her name too. Great Post Kristi. We've been trying to really helP our boys feel secure in the fact that they have God and their family. Other than that....what do they need? Will has worn hand me downs his whole life (and Wesley for that matter) and he doesn't know any different. I watched them one time as we were in the mall, it was like they had a lightbulb moment..."so this is where clothes come from??"

    Times like this helP us cling to God and our families. And, boy you're right...don't we aPPreciate them so much more when our PersPectives change???

  3. what a sweet post. what a sweet little pip.

  4. She is a cutie. I love her name too.

    I'm gonna email you! I'm trying to, really, I am!