What is on your heart today? I've found that the Lord loves to speak to us and He often does this by putting things into our hearts; almost like that Mommy gut feeling you get with your kids. I have learned over the past few years to begin to listen and do whatever the Lord puts on my heart no matter how silly it may seem and the results have been amazing. So I began to ask the Lord what to share with you today and this is what He put into my heart.
You see I am a SAHM and a homeschooler of 5 children so my days you might say go less than perfect at times. LOL! I was just crying out to the Lord about everything that I needed to do, everything that was on my schedule and just the chaos that tends to reign at our house. As I sat in my quiet area in tears yet again because my perfect day was shot, the Lord began to speak that He had created each day specifically for me. As my Father, he had perfectly assembled my day as one would a present and wrapped it up in beautiful paper and sat in on the table for my enjoyment. But so many times I was saying no I can't open your present because I don't have time, I have a schedule that I need to keep, It is too pretty to open, I forgot, I don't deserve it...
How would you feel if you handpicked a present for your child that was so right for them and would bring such enjoyment and then they wouldn't open it? You would be disappointed! See God gives us a choice each day, do we want to open the present He has prepared for us with all the abundant life He has promised us or do we want to let it sit, and thus give the thief (Satan) a chance to steal our gift?
The Lord never promised that everything in life would go just as we want; there will be hurts, disappointments, and other things. But the Lord does promise to give us abundant life - He promises that He knew us even in our Mother's womb and wrote the days of our lives. So today, I urge you, unwrap the gift the Lord has prepared for you, live your day to the fullest rejoicing in all the special moments of that day even if they don't seem to be your perfect. And learn to listen to your heart because the Lord wants to speak to you!