Tuesday, April 12, 2011

The Kids

It's sunny, it's lovely, it's a great day, right? I got a phone call from a very dear friend, wishing me a blessed day, my time with God was fulfilling, all was well. Then, I met my kids.
My son was making odd sounds at breakfast, and his sister was not very appreciative of his expelled tones. "Stop, stop, stop" she began her breakfast ritual loudly. This only encouraged his version of music. "Don't look at me!" she continued.
"Hey, guys, don't even start!" I warned. But, this completely went over both heads and they continued in their not so loving interaction. My son got louder with his annoying noises, she became more demanding. He reached over and grabbed the cereal container and began stacking them on top of each other. "I don't even want to see you!" He announced.
She folded her arms and continued "stop, stop, stop!" At that point the cereal fell and we had Life all over the counter.
Jesus would've been far more patient than I was. Now I was saying "Stop!" I cleaned up the cereal, cleaned up their bowls and extracted them from the kitchen. "'I'm sorry you both chose not to listen to me, now you have to go sit somewhere else!"
They stomped off to another room, leaving each one of us to fume individually. It wasn't the cereal, it was the constant bickering. And, I told them both that. And I had to ask Jesus to power me up, and to bless me with His fruit.
What does He do when I am in a state of constant bickering? I know in the past He has cleaned me up, loved me, patiently prodded me along. He doesn't get angry, or stomp off, He sees my heart.
Oh Jesus, show me the pure, sweet hearts of my children today. They are dear to me and to you. Jesus, Say That Again to me as I manuver through this day with them, and fill me with Your Spirit!

1 comment:

  1. This sounds like my life, except I have 4 children doing all of that at once. lol Dear sweet Jesus, help me to be patient!
    Thanks for stopping by last week. I know I'm late, but I'm trying desperately to make it to everyone's linkup. Following you now via GFC. Have a great day! :)


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