Thursday, February 3, 2011

Mama's Heart: Quiet *non-grumpy* Time!

The more I work on my star chart and meditate on Proverbs 15:1, "A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger"  ...the more convicted I become. 
I've been getting up at 5 for over a year now...but due to migraines (and, okay, general laziness) time has slipped by a half hour.  Now, lest you think me crazy or strangely pious, I live in a house of early rising children.  And I know this...they will be up at 6...period.  So, it should not surprise me and bring harsh words to my tongue when they get up...and my quiet time is not quite at it's close.  And yet, the harsh words are so readily there!
I found it beyond humbling when my little sweet girl got out her "journal" and had her own quiet time today.  She told me she was writing to Jesus...and although I don't think she knows what that means opens up many doors to gently give answers about what I'm doing with my coffee and journal each morning when she tiptoes down the stairs.
Pray for me...because it is hard when the younger sweet boobah awakes, and demands...and I must breathe...and choose to answer gently.  I must choose to instruct gently ...that this is QUIET TIME...and you need to sit quietly and write or read your Bible while MomE finishes talking with God!  This is important in MomE's day...and God wants to teach all of us from His Word!

O Dear Lord,  Give me a patient and loving heart with my children each morning.  Help me to teach them how much You mean to me.  Help them to truly understand their need of a Savior....oh, Lord...that they would call upon you for so great a salvation!  Help me to answer gently...and keep harsh words from my lips!  In Your precious Son's name, Amen!

It's Grace


Anonymous said...

Precious! Precious! Thanks for all your hard work in parenting my grandchildren. Love, Mom D

Pastor D said...

I remember experiencing the same exact thing with my darling blond haired baby girl in the dark hours of the early mornings many years ago.

It's Grace said...

Could your kids be any cuter? And there is something super sweet about kids in footie pajamas, isn't there? They make them even more cuddlie :)