Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Time


Time... where does it go? We have so many short cuts in life to save time and we end up doing is cramming more and more stuff into that slot. Why? Why do we do this to ourselves? Are we so afraid of what we might actually do or say if we stopped for just a few moments? Are we afraid of our own thoughts and ideas? Are we afraid that if we stopped for just a moment that God would try to speak to us? Heaven forbid HE get in the middle of what I'M trying to do... ha!

Do you think he looks at us and laughs at our silliness like I do at my daughter in her silliness? She knows so much, but I know so much more. Having this child has taught me to look at God in a whole new light for me. I see God as the knowing parent. He knows instinctively that we're coloring on our bedroom walls when He's in the kitchen. And He knows that the dog didn't do it, even though we blame it on him and have "proof". God teaches us all sorts of stuff, but not before we're able to understand it. And sometimes he gives us a lesson and if we just don't get it he gives it to us again and again with some variation until we do get it. I've been trying to teach my daughter how to tie her shoes now for about 2 months. She's a very stubborn little girl and will NOT listen to direction from me, other people--most times, me--not usually. Some day she'll get it. But aren't we like that with God? God tries to show us something and we say 'No God, I've got this one. I don't know what I'm doing, but I'll figure it out' God is so patient with us. He sits back with a smile on his face and says, 'Ok, you give it a shot. Let me know how it works out for you.' Then of course we don't do it and have to give up and ask for help.

Well, this blog took a much different turn then I expected it to when I sat down 30 minutes ago. I hope you find that moment today to just stop and listen. Perhaps God has something He'd like to say to you!

2 comments:

madcapmum said...

Oh, time - one of my favourite subjects! We're so driven in our culture, mostly driven by the need to pay for the goods that we didn't really need in the first place... time-slaves even more than wage-slaves.

Leslee said...

Yesterday I enjoyed about 40 minutes of time. Peanut had ballet so I took a book and sat on the floor and read it while waiting on her. It was SO nice! I think I'll do that more often