Our Father is so faithful and patient.
I am so often unfaithful and impatient.
I was well on my way into a full on temper tantrum, pity party this morning.
"Can't I just take a break from being The Mom once in awhile?"
"Why can't I just roll over and pull the covers over MY head this morning?"
"I NEVER get to sleep in...."
You get the idea...
It was not pretty.
I knew I was in a wrong place.
I knew that I needed a change of perspective and that I was being ungrateful and relying on my own strength.
I am so glad that for once I chose not to wallow too long in my self made pit.
I'm so glad that our Father listens even when I am getting it wrong, that He doesn't turn me away and tell me to "get myself straightened up".
He is so good at doing that for me...
When I let Him.
I pulled out Colossians and dove in right where I've been reading....
I want you woven into a tapestry of love, in touch with everything there is to know of God. Then you will have minds confident and at rest, focused on Christ, God's great mystery. -- Colossians 2:2
A tapestry of love....
God is love....
He works everything in my life for my good.... (Romans 8:28)
Nothing can happen without His permission... (Lamentations 3:37)
His tapestry of love is in the process of being put together.
It is all around me, because I am a part of it.
So, being awoken before I would choose, serving my family even when I would rather go back to bed, is part of His tapestry of love.
As I get to know God more and more I am more in touch with who He is, with how He works and what He is doing in my life.
As I get to know Him, I am more confident in His love; trusting that He knows what is best for me.
Then, my mind can be at rest.
Life and peace come when I live by the Spirit. (Romans 8:5-6)
Thank you, Father for calling my heart to Yours this morning. Thank You for the gift of life. Please help me to know You more and more so that I can be confident in Your love and have a mind at rest in You.