Lately my days have not been going as planned. It seems most days are completely out of control. I believe this is the way it is when you have a house full of people living with you. Last week had been exhausting but fulfilling at the same time, and I would not want it any other way. Having family near is one of the most important things in my life.
After having Haliey all to myself yesterday, I was tempted to stay home from church to catch up on my studies. However…my heart convicted me. I needed to attend, community is important. Church is where I can reflect, worship, be with others who are seeking and loving God, and to let the message go deep into my soul. Also, Haliey loves attending kids church.
I am thankful I attended. I had an opportunity to speak with a woman who I have never met. She is on my list,must connect with, but I have not been able to connect for various reasons. By being obedient and attending church today, a contact was made that otherwise would not have happened.
What is incredible about all of this is when I came home and read Brian Hardin’s weekly post he had a similar experience, how cool is that! Than to top it off, while he was writing his thoughts he was listening to Misty Edwards singing "Garden."
If you would like to listen to Misty’s song it is the first one playing on my new play-list. I happened to be listening to her song today also. Amazing.
If you have not checked out the Daily Audio Bible, produced by Brian Hardin I highly recommend checking out the DAB site. I am being rather redundant mentioning the DAB so often, the reason is listening to the bible daily has changed my life. There is something about listening to God's word being read aloud that is not the same as reading yourself.
Brian’s daughter China reads with her dad on the Kids DAB. I rather enjoy listening to the Kids DAB with little Haliey. China and Brian make us laugh and help us to have our own conversation over what has been read. Parents this an amazing way to spend time with your child listening to God’s word being read. It is a great tool for Grandparents too!
I am blessed that my days are filled with unexpected interruptions they make life extremely interesting. I am blessed that I have the Holy Spirit to convict my heart to be obedient to God’s word. I am blessed to have a house full of young people longing to belong, and to be cared for even if means dying to myself. I am blessed to be part of amazing communities: my church family, Daily Audio Bible, Carey Theological College Regina Campus, and High Calling Blogs.
And most of all I am extremely blessed to be God’s garden, Christ within me, hope of His Glory.