Yesterday, I stepped back for a moment, and saw myself like a little mouse running here and there gathering a days worth of stuff; feeling the pressure to get accomplished all that needs to be done before. . .
Life gets so busy and sometimes I am guilty of forgetting ‘little things’, like to say please, and thank you, and sometimes to just stop for no reason and say “I love you”. Seems time has sped up and there’s less of it for all those things I need to do; just thinking about it brings stress. . . God stopped me right there, and shone His light on my thoughts and actions; I realized that those ‘little things’ are not little at all, it hit me square in the face.
I am a living breathing real child of God, not some robot designed to get things done. My reason to be here~ what is it? Looking into my husband’s eyes sparkling with a light of love and joy, listening to my grandson speaking excitedly telling me of his life, or my other asking heart searching questions about our wonderful God, or my kids showing their love, sharing their life~ the reality speaks plainly. I’m not here to accomplish big jobs. God created me Oma, Mom, and Wife. These are my purpose; this is where my heart shares and teaches the love of God first and most importantly.
Do I also have a ministry? Yes. But in seeking God deep in my heart, I see Him smiling as He opens my eyes. He is first, and I continue to trust, honor and seek His face.
Be still, and know that I am God;
Then the focus is on being the best wife possible. Allow God’s mighty love to flow through my relationships with family and friends. Rest in Him. Be still. No need to be a scurrying bunny captured by all that “stuff” of the world.
Sometimes I just need a talking to, and God is so good to come through for me: "Holy Spirit indwells you for a reason, Mary, listen to Him! Follow His lead. Rest in Him. Obey Him. Life can be sweet with a lot less stress!"
Do you have these awakening moments with God too?