Good to have you with me today and thanks for taking time out of your busy day. May today’s Faith-Filled Friday give you eyes to see, ears to hear and a mouth to give thanks whether in word or deed. Grab your coffee and your journal, too!
This past week my daughter was not feeling well; her body just can only take so much and it begins to shut down. She was in what the medical field calls a “bone crisis,” which is related to her malady called Gaucher Disease.
Early Monday morning my daughter called me to see if I could get the kids ready and take them to school and of course I was up and out the door. As I entered her home, I was greeted by my two grand-dogs first, so I patted their heads and proceeded to check in on my daughter. She was lying in bed with her eyes closed and as I looked at her lying there, my mind raced back to the many years of her pain and suffering as a child, yet instead of sobbing, I stood praying, using the authority that was given to me through Christ. And although I prayed over her in a silent voice, I know my voice was heard in heaven.
While waiting for my grandkids to appear to eat breakfast, like any mom would do, I began to putts around in the kitchen. We finished all the required chores, packed our lunches and grabbed our backpacks and out the door we flew.
As we were backing out of the driveway I felt something under my car…I couldn’t imagine what I ran over as it was still a bit dark when I got to my daughter’s house. I pulled out of the driveway and over to the curb got out and realized that I had ran over a plastic shield you put under a desk to protect the carpet and it hadblended into their driveway when I pulled in.
As I proceeded to pull it out from under the car, a piece of the front end plastic of the car had come lose. I knew I didn’t have the strength in myself to pull it off, and knowing I had to get my grandchildren to two different schools before 8:00, and it’s now 7:40 am, I was feeling pretty frazzled. I could sense the adrenaline rising and I knew this could get out of control. I also felt two sets of eyes on me! How was I going to manage this situation? So I simply prayed, “Lord, please give me wisdom and strength to remove this obstacle.”
At this point my hands were full of grease and dirt and of course I was in my jammies so they were just as dirty as my hands. About that time my sweet husband called and wanted to know how our daughter was doing and if I got the kids off ok…I replied before he could finish his sentence…” you are my knight in shining armor”!
I explained to him what happened and he said every so sweetly…”I’m on my way.” He came, and within minutes, cut and removed the piece and just like that, we were off to school without further disruptions and interruptions.
My point today is this: It may seem trivial to some as you read this, and, yes, there are bigger situations, circumstances and state of affairs. Nonetheless I prayed, “Lord, how can this day please you? What is it that I can offer to you and what can I learn from these events that took place?”
Oh how I love order and when things go array, it can frazzle me; however, I knew I needed to be an example to my grandchildren that when things don’t go smoothly, what’s the first thing we should do? We call on Jesus to give us wisdom.
Sometimes life can catch us off guard and put us in places that we just weren’t expecting.
When I got back in the car I asked my grandkids, “What do you think we should do now?” They both replied: Thank Jesus for sending Pa Tutu to help us.”
So we prayed for the day and thanked Him for His help.
As simple as this may sound …in the little things we should always be thankful even when it’s not going as planned….it’s in the training of our children and grandchildren that teaches them the validity and necessity of God’s Word for us every day…not just on Wednesday or Sunday or when every we meet together.
Lesson learned: ‘Praise Him in everything, and give Him thanks.”
Colossians 3:17 says: “And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.”
Thanks for stopping by today’s “Faith-Filled Friday” and when life doesn’t go as planned…pause to pray for guidance and for wisdom; be grateful that He too cares enough to hear us in the smallest of things.
2 Samuel 22:7: “In my distress I called upon the Lord, and cried out to my God; He heard my voice from His temple, And my cry entered His ears.”
Have a super weekend; until next week,