Tuesday, December 9, 2008

What have I missed?????

What have I missed?

Finding a great parking spot in a hard to park area and the meter has money left on it.
Watching large beautiful snow flakes falling gently outside the window
Seeing the glimmer in my son's eye as he masters tying his shoes – and not getting impatient that it takes twice as long as if I had done it.
Having a family that was craving hamburgers for lunch and being right in front of a drive through that had 'half off everything day' – more food than we could eat for $12.
Getting great seats to a last minute show and being offered a military discount far better than any other discount available
Missing friends and just then the phone ringing, someone calling to chat
Trying on clothes, losing my anniversary earrings, realizing it 30 minutes later and being able to find it!
Taking a walk and finding a great park to play in and having the time to play.

Daily God blesses me in the here and now, small blessings to remind me of His love and promise to always be with me. I am overwhelmed by his mercy. I am quite confident that these blessings did not just begin to show up, but rather that I have been too busy with life to even notice and appreciate all that God does for me. I even read the 'Having a Mary heart in a Martha World,' without effect on my busyness. Yet again, I thought I could do it, I could fix it, I could find it.
For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith – and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God – not by works, so that no one can boast. Eph 2:8-9.
I am not boasting, I am confessing that I was too busy to notice and so very grateful that God cared enough for me to correct me and bring me back. When most of the daily chores of life were peeled away, I finally had a chance to notice and appreciate. I know now that God never leaves me, but rather I leave Him behind in my hurry to get this one thing done. He stripped most of my hurries and to dos away so that I was able to stop and notice Him. I am just curious about what I have missed all this time?

1 comment:

Stacey Bindschatel said...

You are so encouraging Christina. Your open honest heart and sharing what God is teaching and showing through this adventure you are embarking on. I miss you here in Ridgecrest, but am excited to see what else God has in store for you all. Stacey B