DIRTY DISHES & CHRISTMAS CHAOS
I wrote this post to encourage young mothers but yesterday as I read it, God spoke to this grandma’s heart about how much I needed these very words.
Amidst all the chaos of this season~
I just need Him.
As darkness still covered the world in the early morning hours, how many of those mornings did she cry?
How she longed for just a little time alone with her Savior.
Just one morning.
But again, little footsteps interrupted. Little cry’s from a crib down the hall.
Little pleas for breakfast and snuggles.
Why couldn’t she just have one moment?
Dear mama, don’t you realize~
He is in every moment.
Somehow we look at our lives and see our peace and comfort coming from things we think we need~
And if we don’t get that, we can tend to be irritated and down or depressed and angry.
Just one moment.
Why can’t it be ours?
Sweet mama, amidst all the chaos surrounding you throughout your day~
The phone ringing.
The dog barking.
The cartoons on television.
The baby crying.
The laundry piled everywhere and the dishes in the sink.
Close your eyes.
And see Him.
He is there. He is always there.
Every single moment is not ours,
It is His.
He is there next to you every morning in that darkness. He is smiling at your child. He is whispering His love to their hearts and to yours. He is singing lullabies to your baby and snuggling with your toddler. He is providing breakfast for hungry tummy’s and blankets for morning snuggles. He is sitting right there next to you and He is listening. He can hear your very heart, even when you can’t hear it yourself.
He understands exactly what we need~more than we even do, or ever could. He longs for you to know He is ever present. He isn’t only there in your morning worship and prayers. He isn’t only there in a church building or a praise song. He promises us that He is with us ALWAYS, and at times that is hard for our human minds to comprehend.
He is with you right this very moment.
He is standing next to you as the phone rings and the dog barks. As the cartoons play and the baby cries. As the laundry piles up and the dishes need washing.
If need be~ stop everything and literally picture Him there. Don’t only speak to Him throughout your day, but ask Him to speak to you.
He is right there next to you and once your heart understands this, truly understands this~ everything changes.
He is shushing your anxious heart and whispering to your soul~
“Right now, I just need you to be a mama. My glory shines in the smile of your little one, in the home you are making, in the little, everyday, seemingly unimportant tasks of a mama.
My glory shines through you sweet mama.
I am here, right here next to you. You don’t need a few moments alone.
You only need me~
And I am ALWAYS~right here.”
Philippians 4:13, 19