Tuesday, August 7, 2012

August 7, 2012

Good morning all!  I can't believe the week has began once again and we are off to a great start.  It makes me nostalgic sometimes because the days fly by and I don't even know where they went.  Summer is almost over in the US, kids are about to go to school and my days are flying by.  I look around and everyone I encounter is 20 years younger, what happened to the time?

I'm thinking about this because in a few short days my oldest son turns 22 years old.  Much has changed in my life in those years.  I became a mother very young.  I was scared and stupid, the way I think we should be to have kids.  Too much knowledge is never good.  Anyway, both my boys stand taller than me, they are growing up and in a few years will leave my home.  I continue to grow older, even though I don't feel old and everywhere I look, there are young people.  If I had a chance, I would do my life over again, at least some parts.  The part I would never change is having children.  Although everything hasn't been smoothe, and I have made mistakes, they are the highlight of my life.  I get up every morning knowing that I have a purpose and that with a lot of prayer and possibly some yelling, my guys will become great men of God.

If you're a mother, you totally understand.  I think that's why my mom liked being a nana.  She didn't have to yell, she just got to love and send them home.  I wonder if that's how God feels about all of us?  He gets to love us and send us home.  We get to choose to love Him back.  I think He calls us to love His people the same way.  We can't fix them but we can be patient and kind to His people. 

Because time is so much part of our lives, I think we focus way too much on it.  When is He going to heal me?  When will He change my circumstances?  When will I feel like going out?  When will He change my heart?  These are all questions we have heard from hurting, lost and broken souls.  People ask me the same thing, when will God change my life?  The answer to that is He already did, on the cross.  But we forget what He did for us when we are leaning on our own understanding and want time to move quickly so things can change.  Patience is part of obedience.  It's not easy but we must learn to call for His peace and be patient that His timing is perfect.  It's kind of like when you are about to have a baby and you want it out right now, do you think that baby cares?  No, they come in their own time and sometimes that's a very long time.  The only thing we can do about time is to be patient on the Lord.  He will change our circumstances when He's ready.  We just have to trust that He has the situation under control and by all means please love the people going through it.  Don't judge them, just walk with them, until Jesus heals their circumstance.

For me, I just wish time would slow down.  I'm not looking forward to the day my son's move out.  I will miss them and I will have to let them go.  I know that God will help me prepare for that day and I will be more than willing to give them to Him.  I savor the moments I still have and hopefully, they will be prepared to be good husbands and fathers.  So, if you're struggling with rushing time and wishing for tomorrow to come sooner, realize that you may just miss out on a blessing.  We are in a world that is moving at warp speed.  The quiet life no longer exists.  We are so used to it so we don't even know that we want time to speed up.  Slow down today and look at the moments.  Don't rush today because tomorrow comes soon enough.  May God bless you today as you go about your day.  I'm praying for you.  Take some time to really be peaceful and experience God in a whole new way.

Hebrews 12:14 NKJV:

     Pursue peace with all people, and holiness, without which no one will see the Lord.

Matthew 6:34 NKJV:

     Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things.  Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.

John 7:6 NKJV:

     Then Jesus said to them, "My time has not yet come, but your time is always ready.

My prayer today:

O, Lord, bring peace and patience on your people.  Let us stand still in our hour of need and know that your timing is perfect.  Give us the fortitude to love your people and stand firm that you will redeem them, not in their time but in Yours.  Help us to stand with our brethern and know that You are God.  We question You and You answer, not in our time but Yours.  Help us to cherish every minute You give to us on earth and to do the works You give us.  Help us complete Your plan, day to day, and keep us from looking toward tomorrow.  Tomorrow will come but there is so much to do today.  We come before You, women that love You and that want to have peace and prosperity in their lives.  We know You are the only key to heavenly things.  Make us aware that we are with You and that You have our every situation under control.  Let us not mourn for what we don't have but give our hearts the peace to understand what we do have.  We are imperfect but You are perfect.  We come before You asking You to put Your hand on our lives.  Please bless us right where we are and give us women that will encourage us and be with us through all of life's challenges.  We couldn't be here without You.  Thank You for Your sacrifice and thank You for showing us our way, even when we can't see it.  You are our Lord!  Be with us always!  In Jesus name, AMEN

Until tomorrow...

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