Today was a hard day. Cora did not want to be away from me. I had to wear her in my wrap all day. Mekhi’s strong personality really stood out. He wanted to disobey all day long. It was a go all day and don’t stop kind of day. They didn’t want to nap at the same time. They didn’t want to play together. Then at about 4 o’clock I broke my toe. I was cleaning Mekhi’s closet out, trying to get rid of old clothes, books, all these types of things (Fall instead of Spring cleaning around here), and I went to walk out of the closet and hit the frame. It is so painful. I grabbed my phone to call my husband and saw it was only 4 and not 6:30. Sad! I still had 2 and a half hours to manage the kids on my own when I couldn’t walk. I survived. I always do. God gives me strength. So as you can tell my day was very eventful. Didn’t even get but that one photo this morning when Mekhi and I want outside to enjoy the nice weather while sissy was asleep. Funny how this photo was of my feet and now I have a broken black and blue toe.
God has such a sense of humor. I used to get up every morning and read my bible and devotionals plus journal, but this was all before kids. I was so close with God. Things are much different now. I am close with Him in a different kind of way. I’m not a morning person. I prefer the night. I love when it is dark and quiet. I know everyone will stay asleep – well for the most part – and not bother me. I know people say that you can be a morning person if you shift your schedule and get up earlier but I still don’t want to do that. I still feel like it is different. So if I can’t get to my devotional during the morning or day I read it at night. Most of the time that is what happens. I will pray all day long and ask for His help, His wisdom, His joy, His peace, and His guidance on how to get through this day. Listening to worship music helps when things are getting tough. So I read my devotional tonight. I’m laughing because usually the devotional is perfect for the day I had. Of course it is.
This was the first devotional Jesus Calling by Sarah Young:
Walk peacefully with Me through this day. You are wondering how you will cope with all that is expected of you. You must traverse this day like any other; one step at a time. Instead of mentally rehearsing how you will do this or that, keep your mind on My Presence and on taking the next step. The more demanding your day, the more help you can expect from Me. This is a training opportunity, since I designed you for deep dependence on your Shepherd-King. Challenging times wake you up and amplify your awareness of needing My help.
When you don’t know what to do, wait while I open the way before you. Trust that I know what I’m doing, and be ready to follow My lead. I will give strength to you, and I will bless you with Peace.
And the Lord said, My Presence shall go with you, and I will give you rest. -Exodus 33:14
The Lord will give strength to His people: the Lord will bless His people with peace. -Psalm 29:11
The other one was this:
Do all things without grumbling and faultfinding and complaining (against God) and questioning and doubting (among yourselves). -Philippians 2:14
It talks about how you may be having difficult problems, even for an extended time and how you can choose to have a positive attitude or a negative attitude about your life. You can complain, be grouchy or just simply seek God and ask for joy and help to get through that season with a positive attitude and to be stable even when you may be in pain and not comfortable. Every situation we embark on in life requires us to make a decision about how are we going to handle it.
I am guilty of having a complaining spirit sometimes and that isn’t fun because it’s hard to be around people that are like that. I would rather be positive and be stable for my family and friends.
So when you deal with the next hard season, will you be a complainer or be joyous?