I was feeling the stress rise and the frustration set in all before the day barely opened into new.
I had my bible and comfy chair, but the babes were loud and the DVD player wasn’t working and the complaints came.
I got everything all fixed up for them, settled, and quiet (mostly). I need time with God alone in the quiet or I might just go crazy.
I feel the rising still.
This isn’t working. I can’t “get into” God. So I stop, close the book, and just breathe. And then I gain some perspective. I cannot shut-up life, at least not with offense and hold a pure conscience. I knew I had offended my children by rushing them to get busy so I could be alone with the life-giver. I “shhhh’d” them. I brushed them aside. That is not what God has in mind, at least I don’ t think so.
If we are to go to an offended brother before laying a sacrifice at the alter, then shouldn’t we also go to our offended children and make things good and right in their world before sitting down to be with the One? Yes. So I did. I went down and cuddled and asked for forgiveness and read a book to one and then came before my God.
How much sweeter the time!
The rising stops and recedes.
Do you need to go before your children today and relieve offense?
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