It was a rough day... full of all the worky types of things that most homeschool mommy days are full of. Add to that the drama of lives outside this house that tend to leak into mine and affect the function and peace of our household. I was primed and ready for a good mull-it over session.
Instead, by some miracle of God, I stood at the bathroom sink brushing my teeth for bedtime recapping the day a bit differently then usual. The drama thoughts entered and were quickly dismissed. Concerns that needed prayer entered... and were immediately prayed over.
With deep satisfaction and peacefulness in my heart I rinsed and finished readying for bed. Then God spoke to my heart pure and simple, "What are you usually thinking about?"
The question was simple and meant as a reminder that all to often I use those quiet moments, the moments in between like brushing teeth and washing dishes, to mull and chew and round up presumptions and assumptions and bias and consensus.... all the things we aught not do as Christians. I don't do it always but I do it often enough to realize the need for change, real change.
Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. - Philippians 4:8
Two springs ago the kids and I were studying slavery. We read the book, "Courage to Run" by Wendy Lawton. It is a fictional rendering of the true life of Harriet Tubman as a child growing up. One thing that struck us all (and we will still discuss to this day) is Harriet's heart for Christ ever since she was small and the way she drew strength from the Great Giver of life more than anyone I have read of so far, from so young...
|Courage To Run by Wendy Lawton p. 136|
Oh how I desire to be as submissive as she. How much more can the Holy Spirit live if I would just get out of the way!
I desire more teeth brushing-praying-in-the-spirit moments in my life. I desire more of Him and less of me. I am going to be praying for just that!