Lately I've been thinking about ways I can serve Jerrod better, and I have been studying Proverbs 31:10-31. There is SO much to be grasped, and I am so far from being that kind of wife. Only by God's grace can I even attempt it, but that's the fun part. The Lord brought me to this verse and it spoke to me about something else that he is mending in me. Verse 25 says "She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come." As you know from the previous blog I posted there is a lot to be done in the days to come in preparation for moving across the world! Most of it is out of our hands, and it will require us to FULLY depend on the Lord. That's tough. There have only been a few times in my life when I can say I had to do that, to actually get through my day. If some of you don't know, I am a PLANNER! I love to plan our meals, our weekends, our schedules, our future, our finances, our kids lives (that we don't even have yet!), etc etc. Jerrod has to tell me quite regularly, "Amanda, don't worry about that yet" or "why are you stressing over that?". Therefore....at this moment in our lives as we begin to prepare for this journey I want to have a plan. I'm not saying there is anything wrong with planning, being organized, etc but at some point you have to ask yourself "am I really trusting God with this?" Can I really laugh at the days to come? This woman spoken of in verse 25 is free of worry and anxiety. How freeing is that?!!! I was talking to my friend Kyleigh tonight on the phone and she reminded me that God will take care of all the little details that I'm worrying about. There is no reason for me to worry about all the little things we need to get done because look how far he has brought us in a year and a half! I'm pretty sure He knows what He's doing :) So there ya go...that's my heart for today, lets rest in Him today.