Today my Devotional book really made me laugh! "Linger in My presence awhile. Rein in your impulses to plunge into the day's activities. Beginning your day alone with Me is essential preparation for success."
How appropriate! Being the A-type personality and list maker that I am, I often fly through my morning trying to get as much done as I can, and I forget to take the time to reflect and commune with God before the craziness that is sometimes my day begins.
So today I took the time, and thought about all of the blessings in my life.
It started with waking up next to the man that I love, then surrounded by 3 of my children getting ready for school and being able to love on them as they're going out the door, waking up my little ones to have breakfast and hugging them as they toddle around. Getting out our homeschool materials for the day. Going outside to feed the horses and spend a few minutes leaning against their necks and just breathing in that horsey smell. I realized that the life that I have was all what I had prayed for years ago, with a few variations, of course :-)
So again I face my day with the realization that I have everything I need- love, family, plenty of food, a home that is big enough for us with room to spare, and God even provided me with horses that feed my soul and a big white dog that I get unconditional love from. I know that I am so very blessed.
So again, I ask myself how can I share my blessings with others? Because you know, I take this scripture seriously.
Jesus said, “For everyone to whom much is given, from him much will be required; and to whom much has been committed, of him they will ask the more.” (Luke 12:48)
We've been given SO MUCH, and Loren and I know that we need to reach out to others and share the gifts given to us with others. The question wracking my brain is "what next?" What opportunity will present itself. What task will God place before us? If only God could email me the details, and I could be prepared, know what I mean??!!
This year we have taken in 4 new children into our homes- 3 of them are still with us- one permanently (Quinn-yah! ). I believe that our next "assignment" will also have something to do with children, and there is this feeling of expectancy. I'm wondering if it has something to do with our two foster children, who are 3 and 13 and have been with us since July, or if we will jump out of our comfort zone again and tackle another international adoption? I guess we will need to be patient and see what's in store for our family next.
The waiting is hard, but it's also what makes life interesting :-)
|Look who dug out Bri's old ballet gear..|