Friday, August 20, 2010

God Sightings

I'm writing this on Wednesday since I'm not sure how up to writing I'll be on Friday.  Anesthesia can do funny things to a person and my "forced rest" may just take a hold of me and I won't know how to automatically go into manic work mode when I'm all better.  Yeah, right.

Here's my random list of amazing God sightings that I've seen over the past few weeks.  I love seeing His hand in my life.

God Sightings in my Husband
This morning, I walked back into my bedroom for the first time since getting up this morning and the bed was made.  Sheets tucked in and everything.  Pillows perfectly arranged.  My husband made the bed so I didn't have to and I didn't even ask.  He has earned a smiley face, hands down.

On Wednesday, he left just the sweetest comment EVER on my blog.  He very rarely comments, but when he does, it always makes me smile.  I married a great man.

God Sightings in my Children
We've been working on the whole "what-does-it-look-like-to-be-selfless-thing?" in our house.  The other day, I was watching a potential altercation unfold.  But instead of becoming a knock-down, drag-out fight over a marker, my youngest turned to her older sister and said, "Sure, Abby, you can have that.  That'd be great!"  Sometimes they really do listen to what I say (and then repeat my exact words -- this could scary at times).  It doesn't matter that this doesn't happen every time (because that would just be perfection and it just doesn't exist here on earth), but that it happened this time.

God Sightings in my Life
Before a particularly hard conversation, God had prepped my heart before I even knew it needed to be prepped.  Someone had spoken some harsh words over me, and even though this person took them back, I had a hard time getting them out of my heart.  But just that morning, eight hours before the conversation took place, He had given me scripture to hide in my heart and pull it out whenever I started to believe what this person had said.  Therefore, there is no condemnation in Christ Jesus. Romans 8:1.   I just love how God knows what we need, and sometimes we don't even have to (or know to!) ask.

My daughter got sick on Monday. I knew it wasn't anything serious, but I also knew that if she had a fever, she wouldn't be able to go to the play date I had arranged for her during my surgery.  Then, there was the lurking fear that someone else, namely her younger sister, would get infected, too.  I had spent some time fervently praying about this and then moved on to look up a verse I had read on Sandy's blog that really had resonated with my heart.  I meant to look up Jeremiah 15:16, but accidentally looked up Jeremiah 29:12, which says, Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you.  It was one of those glorious moments when I just felt so...loved, so honored that He took the time to tell me that He had it covered and that I did not have to spend anymore time worrying about this.  The rest of the day, anytime fear, worry, or concern came up, I remembered His soft whisper in my ear and I decided He was better to be left in charge than I.

I'm in a flurry as I write this.  We are headed to the circus tonight and then we have an early morning drive to the hospital.  I'll be linking up with Andrea's Caffeinated Randomness and Home Sanctuary (that is, if I am clear enough to remember to do this).

Have a great weekend!

It's Friday now, and while I am super happy that I don't have to write anything today, I am feeling better than I expected. Thank you for all the well wishes and prayers.
 

11 comments :

  1. I'm glad you're doing better! I don't do well with anesthesia - learned that a couple weeks ago.
    Great post!

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  2. So glad that you are doing so well. Mommies just cannot be "down" for long, they are much too needed. :o) Always, always enjoy your posts and it is such a blessing to see young women today that are so committed in their walk with the Lord and are doing their best to make a difference in their families and this world. Abundant blessings to you! Always enjoy our visits!

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  3. Thank you for stopping by....I'm glad you 'accidently' went to that verse....it really spoke to my heart...thank you for sharing..

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  4. These are fantastic God sightings. A great reminder of how God works through the littlest things when we're not expecting it. Thanks for sharing. Hope you have a speedy full recovery.

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  5. God sightings. How beautiful. I love the way you see things Jen.

    I am so glad the surgery went well and you are on the mend. Prayers ascending that continues :o)

    Have a wonderful weekend!

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  6. Love it, love it, love it. Prayers for a quick recovery!

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  7. Glad today (Friday) is good for you.
    I like the God sightings! This would be good for journaling.

    I have a question..how do you get your husband to read your blog?!
    Here is how I dealt with it, but I still wish and *sigh*..
    http://pursuingwhatisexcellent.blogspot.com/2009/12/they-are-not-impressed.html

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  8. Glad that you survived anesthetic and surgery. I know what being "out of it" can be like especially around children. Love your God Sightings. My hubby too reads my blog, however, he never comments directly on the blog, he justs tells me what he thinks while he is reading it.

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  9. Beautiful God sightings -- that comment from your husband was indeed a keeper! And it sounds like he is, too, bed-making man!

    Glad to hear you are recovering well...thanks for stopping by Graceful today.

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  10. So glad things went well, Jen. And oh...that is sweetest comment your hubs left on your blog!!!!

    I love that you called them "God sightings"!

    Hope this week is a good one for you and that you are up and moving quickly soon! :) I will pray for your recovery!

    Natalie at Mommy on Fire
    http://www.mommyonfire.com

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  11. Just bounced over to say I hope recovery is going well. Thinking of you!

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