Here is Bret's story:
Leanne’s loyalty and commitment to Christ has been shared on this blog numerous times the past three years. The verse memorization, music, thoughts, devotions, prayers, readings, etc. were such a testament to me and many others. Watching Leanne lean on Christ more and more has encouraged so many, including myself, to do the same. God has truly blessed all of us who were able to see this through Leanne. My prayer now is that God would give us the same loyalty and commitment for His purposes that he gave Leanne.
God has taught us all quite a few things this past year. Specifically for me, I feel like we have learned and are continuing to learn the following:
- God’s plan is better than mine and many blessings come our way in God’s plan. Even when it is scary and doesn’t make sense to me at the time, like moving to Minnesota.
- Family is a sweet gift from God and it is a blessing to have nearby. This is why he created family and why he wants us to continue to work and encourage each other in these relationships.
- God wants all of my life not just part of it. God wants me to depend on him for the diaper changes, meetings, tough conversations, disciplinary times, dance parties, good conversations, and commutes. Proverbs 16:3
- Don’t worry, God’s got this! Well said, Leanne!
Going through trials like this past year are not fun and I wouldn’t wish these on anyone. However, I think trials have a way of teaching me more than the good times in life and allowing me to see my need for Christ even more in my life.
I pray that you may all be able to not worry and allow God to get it!