Wednesday, August 1, 2012

simply trusting today.

It is so very sweet to find myself in a place of simply trusting my God.

That is what I am doing today. That is what I have had to do to make it through these last couple weeks. That is where I need to stay, always.

But for today, I am trusting because our little world is kinda hectic and confusing....

We own a Chick-fil-A. 
We are sinful people who are in relationships with other sinful people. 
We hurt one another and others hurt us. 

I have had SO many thoughts running through my mind and feelings in my heart since the "Chick-fil-A controversy". Here is what I know to be true of our family... 

We LOVE Jesus.
We really, deep down truly LOVE all people and feel most confident in our calling when we are serving others. No matter who they are, what they stand for, or what they believe. 
We feel called to, and LOVE owning a business that cares about its community. All members of its community. 

This morning, before my feet hit the floor, and while my sweet little girl was still sleeping, God led me to a devotion in "Dear Jesus" by Sarah Young. It was what I needed for the day that was ahead of me. 

"If you learn to trust Me - really trust Me - with your whole being, then nothing can separate you from My Peace. Everything you endure can be put to good use by allowing it to train you in trusting Me. This is how you foil the works of evil, growing in grace through the very adversity that was meant to harm you.

Beloved, it helps to have an eternal perspective. A large part of learning to trust Me is viewing your life through this big picture perspective. Your openness to accepting adversity as blessing shows that you are indeed learning to trust Me more. Your anticipation of good outcomes in the midst of hard times is a profound form of trust."

I am asking for the Lord's strength and Peace as I am able to only trust Him today. Strength to face adversity and remain true to Him. Strength to love like He loves. Strength to shine His light. And you know what, I have felt filled with His Peace. 

Today, we have had one of our busiest days ever at Chick-fil-A of Waynesboro. We have been blessed by the support of people who eat with us regularly, and those who came for the first time. We are thankful for the stand they are taking for what they believe in. That is what is great about living in America. You have the ability to support or not support whatever you decide. 

"The People who know their God will display Strength and take Action."
- Daniel 11:32

Jay and I have received strength from hugs and texts and calls and emails from close friends simply saying that were praying for strength for us. Thank you. 

Now, we are ready to get back to selling chicken and loving people. That is what we do best. And I can say without a doubt that I CANNOT IMAGINE what it feels like to be in politics. Whew! {Then again I guess it would require an even bigger amount of trust in the Lord, and maybe that is exactly what we need?}

This particular day is only part of a season in our lives, but trusting the Lord with our family and extended family, and our home, and our relationships is a goal for forever... as is loving others and serving them.

My prayer for Caroline today is that Jay and I are able to live out, through adversity, what a life of trust in the Lord looks like, and that she would grow to understand at an early age the Peace that comes from true trust in her heavenly Father. 

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  1. Amen and Glory be to God!! You are such a blessing in my life and I thank God for you all day long. I love you Katty and blessings from our Father.

  2. Beautifully said, sweet Katherine. Praying God's blessings on your little family. Love you all!

  3. Very well said. Proud of your local Chick-fil-A and the Christlike attitude that resonates there EVERY day.

  4. Katherine, amazing words. You put alot of what I have been thinking over the last few weeks into words. Blessings....