Friday, August 3, 2012

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Five Minute Friday bekons me again. I didn't even get half way though my post last week. It's still saved in a draft form... maybe soon.

But this week I am carving out my five minutes to let it fall out of me - the blog-jam in my head.


Isaiah has always been one of my favorite books, but Chapter 6: 1-8 has held my heart for years. I recommend you take a minute to read it if you have the time.

HERE is where I am:
- I want to go where He sends me. Right now, it looks like I will most likely be sent to the kitchen to empty the dishwasher and make breakfast for my three hungry fellas.
- Then I will be sent to the shower to pull together my thoughts while I scrub the sleepys away and get ready for whatever "HERE" place He calls me to next.

The more I lean into Him for even the "small" places He wants to send me, the more I discipline myself to hear His ever present voice.

"Go into the room where they are - be with them. I know Legos aren't your thing. Be with them in their space. Let go of what you want and need. Meet their need. I will take care of you." my God says to me.

"Yes, Lord" is my common response. Even when it's hard. I am willing to be sent, even if it is just to the other room.



Anonymous said...

I love this passage in Isaiah! In fact, I just reread it for about the hundredth time yesterday!

Isn't it great to know that, when we're willing, God sends us? He uses our willingness for the sake of his glory, and he blows us away with what he does in the meantime.

Thanks for sharing what you came up with for Five Minute Friday! :)

Anonymous said...

Hey there! Visiting from Lisa-Jo's place and just loving what you have to say today. I'm not a mom, but your lessons apply to so many areas of life.

Sandra Heska King said...

This is light and heavy at the same time. To be willing to whatever here He sends us--a pile of Legos, a pile of dishes, or a trash pile in Haiti.

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Jennifer - Live Courageous! said...

Thank you so much for stopping by! I am thankful for your comments!

Jennifer - Live Courageous! said...

Sandra, I tried that. It didn't work. I must still be doing something wrong. :(

Dawn @ The Momma Knows said...

Oh He is so good to remind us that where we need to be isn't always where we WANT to be, at least not completely. Legos weren't my thing either but so many times the Lord prompted me to just go in their room with them and BE THERE.

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