Those two words
Well, I really need to hurry up and stop saying that so often. I mean, really, what am I in such a hurry for?!? I guess the reason that it is so present in my mind right now is because tonight, as the girls and I were reading scripture, I uttered those words, to hurry up, pay attention, settle down. Great way to enter the word, huh?! Yeah.... maybe not so much. I apologized to them, telling them that our time in scripture is so important and it shouldn't be rushed. (Especially when you have girls like mine who LOVE to hear the stories of Jesus, or read how it all started in Genesis, or about how moses was found... you want me to hurry up and move on, don't ya!) I shouldn't rush their questions, their curiosity, their love story with Christ. I only have these little girlies for a short time before they stand on their own. And let me tell you the time is F L Y I N G! I believe I will never have the time to teach them everything I feel I want or maybe even should.
I am very thankful that no matter how much of a hurry I am in that God never tells me to hurry up and be perfect. Hurry up and memorize the entire bible, today, in an hour! Unlike how I expect my kids to do so much in an hour. (and how I generally want God to hurry up and let me know what it is He is up to!!)
Instead, He does tell me to:
"Be still, and know that I am God! I will be honored by every nation. I will be honored throughout the world." ~Psalm 46:10
"Don't worry about anything; instead pray about everything. Tell God what you need , and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience the peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard our hearts and minds as you live for Christ Jesus." ~Philippians 4:6&7
"Jesus replies, 'You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. A second is equally important: Love your neighbor as yourself.'" ~Matthew 22:37&38
I love how no matter how much of a hurry I am to want an answer, direction, love...God is always on time.
Praise Him \0/