God’s plans are better than our own
What an amazing weekend it has been! I am speechless (doesn’t happen often) at the outpouring of love and support of our little chef! I am blessed to have amazingly talented friends who have been able to help me with t-shirts, graphics, flyers and planning a watch party!
The night of her Chopped Jr. announcement, her devotion was about humility and not tooting your own horn. I’m not one of these people who God directly speaks to but I felt that gentle nudge. Then the sermon today was about service to God. He gave us all the gifts we posses and we are to use those gifts no matter how big or small to glorify him. More like a push this time but I got the message loud and clear!
In general we are a pretty low key family. We go to work during the week, spend nights and weekends on the farm and go to church on Sunday. Repeat. Jenna started early pushing us out of our comfort zone. She wanted a YouTube Channel at 8 and we were just not comfortable with that at all. However, if you know her, she is persistent and by 10 she had developed an argument that seemed logical. At first I was taking a completely tactical approach, that this would develop good speaking skills, confidence and she would develop an important life skill–cooking. But as her journey took us to many locations in Kentucky and then to New York, I started to reflect a bit. The way the whole story developed, it was so apparent that it had God’s hand prints all over it. I’m embarrassed to say that it took me a year to realize it, but once I did, I fell back into tactical mode. I’m sure God laughed as I was trying to figure out the best way to use this experience to glorify him. This week we have wrestled a bit with everything from media experiences to t-shirts. But this weekend I was reminded that if we put it all in the hands of Jesus and be obedient, it will work out exactly as it is supposed to and that is comforting! So instead of planning, today we spent the afternoon playing baseball in the yard, roasting hot dogs over the fire and watching the newborn calf play in the pasture.