When my elementary school-age grandchild came to visit for a few days, I felt the stress melt away. We played games, watched children’s television shows, put a puzzle together, visited the library, read the Bible before bedtime, and sent texts to favorite people using my phone. We read non-fiction books on worms and another on insects, but there was no interest in two fiction books I chose. That surprised me.
This particular child
loves fruit and pizza and sweets but there’s no overeating. Salad disappeared
with coaxing and a bribe. “You can have ice cream for dessert if you eat lettuce
“Okay, Grandma, but not
too many leaves.”
“Three works,” and as I
tore it, the child thought the tiny pieces counted. We compromised at one and a
half or more of romaine and five cherry tomatoes.
Tomorrow’s the last day
here and I need a nap!
No wonder the Bible says
that children are an heritage from the Lord, in the King James Version. May God
keep hearing sermons or discussions among Christians about people following
their calling from God. Then, I read book titles or newsletters on the same
topic. Inevitably, the question arises, “Have you taken time to seek God to see
what your calling is for life? What did God create you to do?”
I’m thinking I’m hearing God in my thoughts, often it’s “Feed My sheep,” or “Write.”
Sometimes it’s “Clean” or “Rest.”
(Eph. 2:10 NKJV): For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.
This verse made me think our calling as a Christian is to walk as Jesus
did. Not in malice, wrath or in jealousy, or covetousness, not causing strife,
or gossiping. Gossiping hurts people’s reputations-it’s akin to murder.
So, I’m mindful of God’s commands in the Word and I’m trying to do what I think He wants me to do. When it feels like more than I can handle, I cry out to God for wisdom or whatever will get things done. God is my refuge and strength, an ever present help in times of trouble; it tells me in (Psalm 46:1 NKJV). “Praise You, God!”
May God bless you.
Psa 139:13 For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb.
Thank you for my life God!!