I woke up today very rested. It was pouring down rain, so I took the boys to school and got myself and the kiddo I am watching some breakfast. I am now watching it rain and doing my Bible reading. I walked past the area that I am trying to grow a garden in and was reminded of God's glory, mercy and grace. I planted some amazing seeds a few weeks ago and I have been watching them grow. I made it possible for a living thing to grow to feed my children this summer and fall. I was so excited when I saw those baby plants peak up through the ground and thrive. I planted more, I couldn't help it, I needed to see more grow. I don't know what I will do with all the radishes I will have in a few months, but boy they are growing. It reminded me this morning of of the planting of seeds in the hearts and lives of people in my life.
I just went through an amazing class in my Church called "Jump start". This was a class for new Christians or those that felt that they needed a jump start in their walk with the Lord. Our teacher reminded us of a story she has told us a few time. It was about a wonderful woman that picked her and her siblings up every Sunday to go to Church and how all of those kids, including her are serving the Lord and many lives have been touched by the act of that one woman. I am taking some time today in my prayer time to ask the Lord to please help to daily be a light into the life of those around me. I am asking for the opportunities to come my way. I know that I already touch the lives of a few, but I want to touch the lives of many.
Please God help me not to be selfish, but to be free with my time, love and generosity. God you are my strength and my refuge. You are good and your love endures forever. Open the eyes of my heart Lord to see those in need around me.
Show me how to better love my boys and to show them how to love those around them. Thank you for choosing me to mold these amazing little men. Thank you also for the children who enter my home everyday. Please show my what their little spirits need and how I can better show them your love. Please help me to show the children of our Church your love and how they can spread the word of God in their worlds. Please teach me how to teach them. You are the only way I can do all of these things. Thank you for those around me that I can lift up when they are down and for those who do the same for me.
Praise the Lord! I will thank the Lord with all my heart as I meet with his godly people. How amazing are the deeds of the Lord! All who delight in him should ponder them. Everything he does reveals his glory and majesty. His righteousness never fails.
Thank you Lord.