Thursday, February 28, 2008
Lately, we have been so consumed with being busy that it has been hard to stop and be thankful! I want to share today what the Lord has been telling me lately. About a month ago a friend of mine lost her 13 year old daughter to cancer. As I read her care page updates I am forced to get on my knees and beg for forgiveness for not being thankful for every moment the Lord gives me. Oh, how I have wasted so much time. So today, I am so very thankful for time (or lack of it). I am turning what feels like oppression into opportunity:
Busy schedule-thank you Jesus for my 3 children that make my schedule so busy.
finances-opportunity for God to show Himself to us in a mighty way.
homework and school issues-opportunity for God to show Himself to my children. He can help them through anything.
sibling rivalry-opportunity to teach the kids how to treat each other with kindness and with the love of Jesus (my friend wrote the other day how she wished she could hear her girls fight again. Her house is too quiet!)
I continue to struggle with this on a daily basis. It is my prayer every day that I cherish each moment I have.