Why Does God Call Us to Hard Things? with Scarlet Hiltibidal

For episode 023...

In this episode, we talk about adoption, when God asks us to do things that are hard, and how obedience is always the most satisfying and peaceful place, even if things do not turn out like we want.

You can listen to the Questions Kids Ask episode answering Why Does God Call Us to Hard Things? on iTunes, Stitcher, and Google Play, or listen below.

 Scarlet Hiltibidal is a very professional wife and mother to her family on a farm in Middle Tennessee. She loves sign language with her daughters, nachos by herself, writing for her friends, and dreaming of being a famous chef while spilling the cheese dust from the macaroni box on the kitchen counter and using it anyway. She treasures the freedom of resting in the work of Jesus and hopes to help others rest as well. 

Scarlet Hiltibidal is a very professional wife and mother to her family on a farm in Middle Tennessee. She loves sign language with her daughters, nachos by herself, writing for her friends, and dreaming of being a famous chef while spilling the cheese dust from the macaroni box on the kitchen counter and using it anyway. She treasures the freedom of resting in the work of Jesus and hopes to help others rest as well. 

I asked Scarlet:

What's the hardest thing about being a mom?

The screaming. (Right, parents? So much screaming. In anger, for fun, in excitement...)

Big Question: Why Does God Call Us to Hard Things?

Hard things pull us closer to God's side and purposes. Sometimes God asks us to do things that are uncomfortable or challenging. We see it throughout Scripture, but we don't want it to be true of us. And, even when we step out in faith and do the hard things God has called us to do, it doesn't always work out like we hope. But, God is always in control and obedience s always what is most satisfying and brings the most peace, even when obedience leads us into difficult situations. Listen in to hear Scarlet tell the story about adopting Joy from China who was born without ears. She was so afraid of the process and the possibilities, but walked in faith. The story is amazing. 

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How Do You Disciple Your Kids?

We listen to songs that are Scripture so that our kids are getting it into their brains. We read stories together and ask questions and also allow our kids to see us study our Bible.