Wednesday, February 4, 2009
I was really discouraged about our family devotion time. We have been spending every morning together as a family. My husband reads a chapter out of the Bible and then we pray the Lords Prayer and commit our day to HIM....sounds sweet enough but no breakthroughs. No seeming glory just plodding through what seemed to be a tired ritual. I kept thinking maybe it was a waste of time.
Then I slept in til 10am a couple days ago. I let my olders deal with the baby. My husband went to work. No scriptures or prayers just me dragging out of bed to face a household already in action.Whew! My day was AWFUL. Full of anxiety,unproductive,fussy kids,grumpy husband and I was sick with the chaos. Literally sick. You could feel the tension and anger in my home and heart. Did I mention the anxiety?
It was the Lord saying *see what happens when you neglect Me? Those morning devotional times are what is keeping your home and family on track. Remember that sanity that you take for granted?*
He knows just what to *say* doesn't He? No more thinking that our time spent committing our days to Him are a waste....He let me know that they are the very thing that is keeping us sane.
Thanks Lord....even though we are not having an emotional experience I see that you are there keeping it all together. Thank you Lord.