Aug 21, 2013

Wednesday SHINE....

Today's Reading: Psalm 50

Happy Worship Wednesday, SHINE girls! I love Wednesdays! The week is rounding out, and the weekend is in full view. :)

Today, we worship the Lord! Turn up the praise music and sing LOUDLY to Him! Serenade Him with your love and your adoration. He's so worthy.

So, this week we are praying for our little hearts to forgive. We are praying for our hearts to let go of any stronghold of hurt that has held us captive.

Several things have popped up this week, that have made me realize just how many times a day we may need to forgive.

For example {you knew this was coming didn't you}, I was preparing the kids lunches yesterday afternoon. I try to do this the day before because mornings can be crrrraaaaazzzy.

As I was spreading the peanut butter and jelly on the bread, our sweet darling little 9 year old neighbor walked in our kitchen. {this is a typical day--kids in, kids out, kids in, kids out}

She saw me making lunches and she asked me why I was doing it now and not in the morning.  I told her it was just easier for me this way.

That sweet darling little girl then said this as she grinned from ear to ear: "Well, my Daddy makes our lunches every single morning. He's the BEST!"

My blood went cold for a second. I thought of Lem and how he is still snoozing and drooling on the pillow while I am running around like a crazy woman before the clock strikes 6:00 am.

I forced a smile back and looked down at this precious little grinning girl and said: "Well, aren't you lucky, little darling."

I wanted to call Lem and say, "Honey, guess what? ________makes his kids lunches....every single morning! Yes! He does! Why don't you give it a try?!"

However, I didn't say that to him.

Instead, I asked for forgiveness from the Lord for even thinking in this way. I quickly started remembering all of the things that Lem does do. He does so much. He works so hard. He is an awesome daddy to our kids. He is an incredible husband to me. He's just what I need.

I would not let my mind and heart become discontented over something so silly. Making lunches. Silly. {although it sure would be nice some days!}

"Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear." Ephesians 4:29

My point is this: Something very trivial can throw us for a loop some days. A big loop. Let's get off the crazy loop.

Instead of letting our mind hold on to some yucky thoughts, let's nip them at the root before they even rise above the surface. Immediately ask the Lord for forgiveness if one of those thoughts pops up.

"For as he thinks in his heart, so is he." Proverbs 23:7

Kill those thoughts with thankfulness, contentment, and forgiveness.

back to packing lunches,


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