One of our family pastors tells us to look for evidence of God’s grace as we help out in the kid’s classes at church. I love that. Giving God the glory and not humans and looking for the good, not just the problems.
Last week I totally had evidence of God’s grace.
The morning was going ok, but I was a little crabby and impatient. My kid’s had a little of the same and it just was not a pleasant place to be by lunch time. So, I laid the hammer down “That’s it you guys are taking a nap!”
By the time I actually got lunch ready it was 1:00 and they were finishing eating at about 1:30. I was thinking I don’t want them to take a late nap and I know Abby is to old for a nap, so what will she do….
Then God threw a brick at my head, what You ALL need is quiet time.
Quiet Time! I had totally forgotten about quiet time, it had been so long, but it was the perfect solution. So, I told them they could play quietly in their own rooms, and of course, they liked that idea better than a nap.
Ahhhh! Yes, thank you God! This is nice! I grabbed a handful of m&m’s (or 2), a coke, and my book and snuggled under my lap blanket on the couch. I stayed there for an hour, finishing the last of my book. Then I decided that I should let the kids out.
I went up to the serene quietness and this is what I found.
This is not where His grace ends. The rest of story will be continued next week…
The Lord is my strength and my shield;
in him my heart trusts, and I am helped;
my heart exults,
and with my song I give thanks to him.