Well today has been a day…I want a do-over, I want to go back to the moment before I got out of bed and start over, I want to make the wrongs right and take back moments. Ever have one of those days? Really there is no reason for it…the sun is out the skies are blue, but something has a hold on me. Once the twins were down for a nap and Vivian was in her room doing some “quiet time” (I will explain our version of that on another day), I came downstairs to clean up and “get a bunch of stuff done”. I went in my room to drop a load of things and saw my bag sitting there. That is what I should be doing…sitting down, taking a moment to spend with Him. The question, what are my priorities? ran across my mind. If the house is clean and the toys picked up and all looks good but if I’m weary, not calm, rested and renewed inside what does it matter?! So, I did it. I sat down pulled out my bible which I have not touched in three days, read some scripture and wrote out things for my thankful list.
#542 Realizing how I am not being the mother my kids deserve today.
#543 Seeing the joy in Vivian’s eyes when she is happy.
#544 Being renewed by His word today.
Romans 12:2 (NIV)
Isaiah 40:30-31 (NIV)
and young men stumble and fall;
31 but those who hope in the LORD
will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles;
they will run and not grow weary,
they will walk and not be faint.
Quiet time ended Vivian came downstairs to cuddle and then we made 2 batches of muffins and had a snack together. I guess you can’t have do-overs but you can start again.
I pulled up one of my favorite posts from A Holy Experience…read and enjoy…words for a weary momma!
Have a wonderful rest of your day!
- One Thing that Changed My Quiet Time (faithfulprovisions.com)
- Inside Out (fullofhisgrace.wordpress.com)