"Show me Your ways, O LORD; Teach me Your paths." Psalm 25:4
In a house filled with my hubby, three young boys, two goldfish, and me, whether it’s the volume, stacks of papers, tempers, or quite frankly, the potty lid, something is generally up. While we are up and going, life somehow quickly passes by and before we know it, we’re turning the calendar up another month.
I don’t know about you, but it often feels like plenty of my days are just ordinary ones--filled with routines and ruts. Rolling out of bed, finding the coffee, laundry, mealtimes, dishes, homework, laundry, night-time tuck-ins. Did I mention laundry? But it’s there, in those everydays, that I seem to learn the most. The unplanned, run of the mill moments when life offers up a lesson needing to be learned. I know God still does miracles and makes rainbows but more often in my life, I see His hand moving and His voice whispering while I’m busy doing the things that make up my everydays.
It’s the times when I’m kissing a boo boo that He soothes, “I’ll heal your heart.” It’s in the piles of laundry that He reminds me, “I can move mountains.” It’s during the excitement of a basket scored that He exclaims, “My joy is your strength.” It’s when the budget doesn’t balance that He declares, “I am your portion.” It’s the times when I repeat over and over, “Don’t hit your brother! Brush your teeth. Do your homework. Put the lid down! Remember I love you!” that I hear Him calling, “Be kind. Keep your way pure. Read my Word. I forgive you.” And oh, “Remember, I love you!”