Thursday, December 5, 2013

Thank you, God

Ya know when you go to your drawer and there are clean clothes. You know how you left your room a mess but now its clean?! You had toys all over the place, your sheets were hanging off your bed, your dirty clothes were laying on the floor... Ya know that meal you just ate. It didn't just appear on a clean plate from no where. That backpack you just brought to school with you. Did it pack itself? Did your water bottle and snow pants jump in there? No.....

What about those times you go to your drawer and you have no clean underwear... You are hungry and there is no snack prepared on the table. You want yogurt but there isn't any left in the fridge. You get to school only to find out you have no library book to return to the library....

Are you grateful? Are you mad? Are you disappointed?

I try ya know... I try to keep up with everything. The laundry, playing, cleaning, shopping, bathing... I try to remember when things are due, what's coming up on the calendar. Really I do. Do I get praise and applause when I actually do remember all of these things? No... not usually.... Do I get attitude and disappointment when I forget.... Yes... most of the time. I try, but I am human, I make mistakes, I sin....

Then there's God. Who is ALWAYS there for me. When I am feeling under-appreciated I try to remember God sees me. And he cares about the (good) things I am doing... And of course its God who is giving me the ability to do all of these things...  Thank you, God! So here's living my life for God.... not for people telling me what a good (or bad) job I am doing... not for the almost non-existent praise I receive for a job well done... not for the condescending tones I receive when I mess up. But for God who loves me no matter what, who is proud of me even when I fall, and who thinks I am truly special.

1 Peter 4

7 The end of all things is near. Therefore be clear minded and self-controlled so that you can pray. 8 Above all love each other deeply, because love covers cover a multitude of sins. 9 Offer hospitality to one another without grumbling. 10 Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God's grace in its various forms. 11 If anyone speaks, he should do it as one speaking the very words of God. If anyone serves, he should do it with the strength God provides, so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ. To him be the glory and the power for ever and ever. Amen.

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I stay with my children day in and day out. It's a 24/7 job. They are my life... along with my husband and kitty-cat! We have a simple life, and owe it all to God! I'm just trying to stay sane and keep my typing skills up to par.... hope you enjoy my rants :)