While was praying this morning the Lord asked me to do what I ask my son to do when his attitude is less than the best.
He said to me “Write these things which are blessings and joys….Keep it where you can see this list and meditate on it – focus on it … ”
So this is my list…the things I love; those blessings that abound in my life that I too often overlook in a “woe is me” moment.
I love my Lord and Savior – more than all else. He is my life and my soul – He is the spirit that I submit myself to daily – He is my light, my breath, the food and drink that I need to live – He is my guide, my friend, my one true love!
I love my hubby who sneaks out, Fathers Day weekend, to get that patio swing that I have been longing for even though we really cannot afford it, even though I blew his day, forgetting (again) when it was. Shame on me! But I love his thoughtfulness, his care and concern for what is important to me.
I love that when we miss a church service because we got stuck in traffic my son is upset and even more I love that when he meets a stranger, as he did last night, within five minutes he is sharing the Lord with that boy. Praise God!
I love that although our home needs much more care than we can afford to give yet, it is lovely and warm and cozy – it is a blessing indeed. And it will be so much more as the Lord allows.
I love the time I have on my laptop, in His word – sitting on my new swing – enjoying the cool breeze and the flowers newly planted; I love having a garden that is slowly growing. May the Lord bless it continually.
I love that I am allowed to homeschool my children – to keep them with me always. Training them up as best I can with the Lord’s guidance. Making my children disciples of Christ.
I love Bible Quizzing – I love watching and hearing all of those children speaking HIS word so strongly – and with such passion.
I love how my two year old runs about, a nuk in each hand – how he flies to the front window to watch the birds at the feeder – or the fly in the house who becomes his new friend. I love his heart for our dogs and cat. His open love and affection given so freely and of course I love his never ending sound effects that go with every story he tells and every play he performs.
I love my family and my home – I love my church and my home school – I love the opportunities the Lord has brought my way. The international exchange program that gives us a bit of “fun” money while also allowing us to meet and “minister” to youth from around the world in a different kind of way. I love the youth and families that I work with in this program – those He has brought my way – to be blessings and I pray, to be blessed.
I love prayer. I love His word. I cannot get enough of it. And I cannot get enough of Him. My time in prayer, though it may be short so often in this season of my life, it is sweet and it brings me healing and renewal. It opens my eyes to things I have seen, and things that I never considered. It gives me guidance and wisdom, it gives me long sweet moments with Him that I need in order to succeed as a mom, as a wife, as His child.
I love knowing that I can let go, that I can turn it over – even if I do forget that and have an adult “tantrum” for a bit. Thank you Jesus for your forgiveness, for reminding me to repent and turn to you – and thank you for a family that loves me even when I do “meltdown” when I do break and fall apart. And thank you Jesus for all being there to put me together again.
What do you love today?