Woke up yesterday morning with a a list of things to get done, mostly phone calls to make and all things that require quiet. And of coarse can't get any of it done until it's nap time in the house. Well the morning began, even if it was one of those days that you would rather do nothing. We had some worship time and after that, I began to get as much done as I could but I could sense the kids were not going to let me off so easy, so I asked the Lord to lead me and help me with my plans. I didn't even notice how but some time later I found myself out side with all my kiddos, snaking on macadamia nuts that my father had picked for us. The weather was so beautiful and the kiddos were so peaceful, laughing and playing together, it was a memorable moment. I love living here where we can pick fruit and nuts in our back yards all year round, it's absolutely amazing! I am thankful and content and spending precious time with my kiddos each day is the highlight of my life.
I am so grateful that I can hand over my day to God and let the Holy Spirit lead me. I didn't plan to have time to sit and enjoy being outside with my children but at the end of it all I wouldn't have had it any other way. The to-do list will still be there tomorrow and always but my little kiddos 6,4 and 2 not forever. I am so grateful that I get to spend everyday with them, watching them grow up and explore the world around us. And for God, helping me and teaching me to make my children a priority over the things that need to get done.
I would like to encourage all of you to make time and enjoy your children as often as possible. You never know what memories they will hold dearest when they grow up, so make many of them!
We can make our plans, but the LORD determines our steps. - Proverbs 16:9
Trust in the LORD with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take. -Proverbs 3:5-6
Take delight in the LORD, and he will give you your heart's desires. Commit everything you do to the LORD. Trust him, and he will help you. -Psalm 37:4-5