3 November 2019

My Isaac Part 3 Not My Will

 Not My Will, But Thine, Lord...Words written on a scrap of paper...I've kept that scrap of paper in my Bible all these years, as a reminder of how God can work when we surrender our will to His....even though it may take a while to get there!

My Isaac


An excerpt from my book:

 A social worker had said to me, “Most people get to a point in their lives when they are ready to leave parenting behind and move on to another phase of life.” She was trying to understand why I had not yet reached that point. We had three children by birth, we'd adopted three children and had legal guardianship of one more. There were twenty-four years between our oldest and youngest child. Over the years, we had fostered over two hundred children and continued to open our door to more, so it was a valid question to ask! The only answer I had was that the desire to be a mom was still there. I couldn’t explain it. It was just there, and I felt that until the Lord took it away, or Brian said, “Enough!” the door would remain open.


Psalm 113:9 He maketh the barren woman to keep house, and to be a joyful mother of children.

Matthew 19:13,14 Then were there brought unto him little children, that he should put his hands on them, and pray: and the disciples rebuked them. But Jesus said, Suffer little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me: for such is the kingdom of heaven.


( we once had 7 boys under 10...no wonder she asked!)

I guess these thoughts were still on my mind that evening, because as our pastor was preaching, I wrote on a scrap of paper, “Not my will, but thine Lord.” Just a few minutes later, the Pastor said those exact words. I decided to write those words at the top of a blank sheet of paper, and fill it in at a later date, when I understood just what God’s will was. I began to wait on the Lord for a clear answer.

My Isaac

I've kept that scrap of paper in my Bible all these years, as a reminder of how God can work when we surrender our will to His....even though it may take a while to get there!

Luke 22:42b ..not my will, but thine, be done.

Continued....Part 4

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