Does anyone else around here have issues with transitional times? Like, say for instance school starts and you have difficulty finding your groove so that you can successfully get lunches packed, uniforms washed, kids showered and in bed before midnight, homework done, groceries bought and a few other meals and snacks prepared each day? Not to mention exercise, eat, shower, empty the dishwasher and unbury yourself from two-and-a-half months of summer clutter? Oh, and pray and read the Bible so you can actually HEAR God’s voice, so you can BLOG about hearing God’s voice because, it just so happens, “hearing God’s voice” is the on-going theme of one of your blogs?
I haven’t even mentioned actually paying attention to the children. Especially the little one, who is on the eternal summer vacation for the next two years, until she is old enough to start kindergarten, and still needs someone to wipe her bottom and pour her juice.
Hypothetically speaking? Anyone?
Geez Louise!! For the life of me, I have not figured out how I fit it all in every day last year.
I’m starting to realize something in my life has to go. And I think it’s going to have to be
one of the kids showers and eating. Looking through that list, everything else is non-negotiable.
I’ve spent all weekend and the better part of today trying to find a few minutes just to sit at the computer and wrap up this series 30 Days of Hearing God, and it just isn’t happening.
(Cue angelic music)
Before we start homework and dinner prep, I have one kid playing the Wii, one kid watching Disney Channel, and one kid who has come into my room no less than three times asking if she can have yet another slice of American cheese. Can you say “the only writing opportunity I will have until Lord-knows-when”?
So as I take a big deep breath and try to type as quickly as I can, I must confess: this isn’t at all how I envisioned the final day of this series to read. I really wanted something profound and life-changing to write. I was hoping God would say something cool in, like, a really unusual way that would serve as more of a “grand finale,” as opposed to a “conclusion.”
As I sought God this morning, I realized, I wasn’t really listening for His voice, as much as I was desperately begging Him for an insightful blog post. Not that praying about my blog posts is a bad thing. It’s just that I was more concerned with hearing Him for the purpose of telling YOU what He said, than I was for the purpose of just hearing Him.
And that left me feeling sort of empty, shallow, and unequipped for the day, what with all the bottom-wiping and juice-pouring ahead of me.
So instead of focusing on hearing God for the purpose of today’s post, I decided to set aside my agenda and simply focus on God. Period. I opened the Bible and read a few psalms. And then I knelt down , lifted up my hands and worshipped God in song.
Amazingly, as I let go of the pressure to produce something creative, witty and moving, I felt God tenderly and gently invade my heart. Nothing profound. Nothing life-changing. Just an Almighty God touching the heart of His daughter, as she makes a feeble attempt at worship in the privacy of her bedroom.
So that’s it. I simply sensed His presence today. Holding me, loving me, strengthening me. It wasn’t profound, but at the same time, it was. Because, just the thought of God (GOD!!) communing with me on ANY level is mind-blowing.
What mind-blowing thing has God said to you today? I would love your final thoughts and posts. I have so enjoyed going to each of your blogs and visiting. Please link up!!
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