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Since my life isn’t all that different from yours, hopefully we can find some COMMON GROUND & learn from each other. Please share your thoughts!

Through the Lords’s mercies we are not consumed, Because His compassions fail not.

They are new every morning; Great is Your faithfulness!
Lam. 3: 22 & 23

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Thursday, April 8, 2010

Thursdays Before the Throne

I'm sure my house isn't the only one with messes like these:

Yesterday, we had a freak April snowstorm. School was cancelled & everything! (Yes, one of the two mornings that Ana actually goes to school-we froze in blizzard-like conditions! I always get a kick out of it when we have “real school” occurrences-yes, even snow days!)

I internally debated whether or not to send them outside:
~So cold-the wind was BLOWING!
~The work I knew it would take me to get them out
~Knowing the length of time they *usually* stay outside-& I was pretty sure it would be less than the time it took me to get them ready-given their track record.
~MUD-this always goes along with spring snowstorms-because the sun is always out just a few hours after it stops snowing!

But, in the spirit of my new goal to say “yes” as often as possible to my kiddos-
I granted permission (groaning inwardly).

& you know what?
It wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be!
Yes, there is still a LOT of dirty coats & snow pants in my washing machine.
& yes, they will probably still be in there awaiting my attention the next time I go downstairs-
But, they stayed outside for over an hour (amazing)!
Totally worth the time I spent!

& then I got to thinking…….
I KNOW my heavenly Father doesn’t handle my repeated prayers/requests the same way I treat my kids’. (He doesn’t even groan inwardly!)

He LOVES to hear me share my heart’s longings with Him.
Psalm 18:6
In my distress I called upon the LORD,
And cried out to my God;
He heard my voice from His temple,
And my cry came before Him, even to His ears.

Psalm 34:15
The eyes of the LORD are on the righteous,
And His ears are open to their cry.

I am so thankful He LONGS to hear & listen to ME!

May I become more like my heavenly Father in my dealings with my kids.


Laurel said...

Thanks for the reminder, Kim. He is so gracious!

Kelly said...

Great post...one I needed to read today, it's been a difficult week and I have def. not been as patient or loving with my crew as the Lord is with me.

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