Monday, March 2, 2009

"We Have Everything We Need!"

His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness through our knowledge of Him who called us by His own glory and goodness.
2 Peter 1:3 (NIV)

(Updated below at 6:05 PM)

The kids have a snow day off from school today! We have been hoping our area would have one more decent snow fall before spring arrives so the kids could have one more fling of snow-time fun!

We got them to bed early last night. By 7:30 this morning, they were bundled up in their snow-gear finery and outside helping Daddy shovel and snow blow. They also got busy building a snow fort and climbing trees.

At 9 AM, they came inside to warm up with some hot chocolate and toasted bagels. While they were outside, I made a quick batch of chocolate cookies (a friend is scheduled to have her baby girl tomorrow!), so they each had a very special treat waiting for them -- a mixer beater adorned with cookie dough!

After they prayed and thanked the Lord for today's snow day and all the special yummies waiting for them, Gabrielle exclaimed with enthusiasm, "We have everything we need!" Daddy, who was getting ready to leave for work, was nearby and said, "Yes, we have everything we need and more. God provides everything we need and blesses us with extras as well. And we have everything we need in Christ Jesus."

Gabrielle's excited exclamation reminded me of 2 Peter 1:3, "His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness through our knowledge of Him who called us by His own glory and goodness." This has been a recurring verse to me this year and a great reminder and encouragement that HE, HIS DIVINE POWER, has given us everything we need for life and godliness, through our knowledge of HIM, who called us for HIS own glory and goodness. That is comforting, satisfying, reassuring and strengthening.

To Gabrielle, "everything we need" was sweetly and innocently satisfied momentarily this morning by hot cocoa, breakfast and a cookie dough beater. She loves Jesus and His Word, too. May we gently, faithfully and unwaveringly always point our children's hearts and eyes to Jesus, His Word and His divine power where we have been given everything we need for life and godliness. Satisfaction to the full. Satisfaction forever.

Enjoy your day today! Is it snowing where you are???

Evening Update:

The kids favorite part of the day! My younger sister, famously known as "Aunt Anne", came over this afternoon for several hours of playing and sledding in the snow with the kids! As I have said before, my sister is way more fun than me! (And I am perfectly OK with that!) The kids love her so much. They could see her twelve times a day and still get just as excited to see her each time. Here is a picture. (Notice the icicle Joshua is holding!) Thanks for coming over, Anne! Once again, you were my "oxygen" today! :)


Blessed Mom of 8 said...

Oh how fun!

Yes, we have everything we NEED!

Blessings precious Gabrielle!

It is snowing very hard here - we hope to play in it when it slows down a bit. The kids won't really even be able to walk in it - we got that much!

Hugs and enjoy the snow!

Melanie Dorsey said...

You know you are a blessing to your family when your little one expresses such a heartfelt truth.

RefreshMom said...

I remember snow days from my childhood in Michigan. It would be too snowy to go to school, but I don't remember it being to snowy to go outside to sled down the hill our house was built into.

No snow here in CA; just lots of rain for this week. A snow day now and then would definitely be welcome!

Marla Taviano said...

Thanks, Sharon!!

Chatty Kelly said...

We got 9"!!!!! WE'll be out of school again tomorrow and probalby Wed as well. We lost our power for 15 hours, but are now back on.

Your Gabrielle is such a sweetie - both of your kids. God does give us everything we need - and much of what we want. He is so good that way.

Fields of gold said...

What a precious reminder...from Gabrielle, Jim and you. We had snow here in the south and it was such a tender reminder of this verse. P31 was closed so my time with the Lord that morning lasted till past noon! So refreshing! Glad to hear and see your God moments in the snow too :) Much love, Samantha