forgetful and disorganized
I feel forgetful these days. I try to set alarms on my devices to remind me, but I'm rarely around to hear the beep go off. I am an in- the- moment person who doesn't mind planning ahead, but I often make mistakes in my planning. What strikes me today is the tender love of the Lord. Some might call it disorganized (which I wouldn't argue with you on), but it's more than that. These moments are times when the Lord shows me in tangible ways that He is intimately involved in my life and that He loves me!
I needed butter yesterday and didn't have time to go out and get it. A friend of mine was cleaning up her fridge before a long trip and dropped off a cube of butter (almost apologetically). He loves me! Does the Lord care that I have butter? Was that a coincidence? Does He know the things I'm juggling and how many things I'm trying to keep straight in my mind? Does He know me? Yes! and He loves me!
Part of my living in the moment and enjoying the journey is being aware and alert to the Lord's presence throughout the day. Running on the treadmill, teaching math, mopping the kitchen (for the 3rd time today), biking to the market,.... the Lord and I chat. It's not that He hasn't been present. It's just that I'm becoming more alert. Aware that He is present. Aware of His beckoning and His invitation.
Come be with me and see how much I love you. A opening in the day, butter at the door, dinner that came together from a tomato, onion, and a pepper, (some call it creativity, I call it God gave it to us!)
I'm so thankful today. He loves me. He provides and cares for me and for my family. He knows how forgetful I am and He spreads out a net below me to catch me when I fall. I am in his care. And so are you!