If I could choose one word to describe 2013 for our family, I would have to say “transition.”
- …a warm climate to a much cooler climate
- …barely any rain year-round to lots of rain and snow
- …living in a community to living as just a family with occasional neighbors
- …Spanish with little English surroundings to only English
- …a relational society to, well, America
- …cooking completely from scratch to being able to use pre-made/frozen items again
- …unsure of where God would take us to being involved in three full-time ministries simultaneously
- …a nursing infant to a carefree toddler
- …a barely-speaking-Spanish-only toddler to an independent, quite vocal preschooler
- …from blessed to blessed beyond measure.
The word I’d like to choose for 2014? Content. Content with our surroundings, our family, our friends, our ministries, what God has chosen to bless us with, and what God has chosen to withhold from us. We have never been “without”, nor have we ever had “too much.” We always seem to have what we need. We tend to think we “need” more, but God has always taken care of us, even when we thought we “needed” something else on top of what we already had. The key is being completely content with what God is providing for us now.
Not that I was ever in need, for I have learned how to be content with whatever I have. I know how to live on almost nothing or with everything. I have learned the secret of living in every situation, whether it is with a full stomach or empty, with plenty or little. For I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength. -Phil. 4:11-13
It’s a continual work in progress, but I can say that for the Biegert family, we strive to remain content with the manner in which God is taking care of us.