Thoughtful Thursday

 

It's always so exciting to see God at work in the lives of His people.

It's even more exciting when you see Him working in your own life!

I have particularly seen God's hand at work in the area of my sensitivity to His leading in every day decisions.

He truly is a God Who is near to His people.  He is involved in the "little" things of life.

This is what I'm thinking about today:

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Mmmm…coffee…

In the morning, I choose how much coffee to drink.  If I choose a large cup, I know I will be awake until about 2 a.m.  If I choose a small cup (6 oz.), I will be able to fall asleep by 11:30 or so.

Now – I have no way of knowing if Isaac will be awake half the night, or sleep the entire night through.  Since Doug heads to work around 5:30 a.m., I try to handle Isaac during the night.

Only God knows what the night holds for me.

So, I need to be paying attention, first thing in the morning, as to how much coffee I consume.

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See?  A small thing…but not really.

When Isaac sleeps the night through, and I am still awake at 2 a.m., I sure am wishing I had followed God's leading to drink less coffee that morning! 

By the same token, if I am zonking out at 11 p.m. while Isaac is kicking and playing in his room, it sure is difficult to drag myself out of bed repeatedly to check on him.  That extra bit of coffee in the morning would have given me the extra "staying" power I need keep up with him! 😉

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Now just in case you're wondering, I don't stand and pray for an hour every morning over my coffee cup to know how much to drink! :o)

I do, however, try to start my day in communion with my Heavenly Father. 

Even if I'm not able to spend time in the Word before my coffee, I can have my attention focused on Him, and have my attitude in submission to His will as my day begins.

By the end of the day, I have made dozens of decisions – either with or without the leading of the Holy Spirit.  Those decisions are the sum total of my life…

…as my decisions determine the direction of my day.

I'm just trying to stay "tuned in" to the Holy Spirit's gentle prompting, even in the little things, because those decisions end up being quite important eventually.

What small decision have you made that turned out to be incredibly important?  I'd love to hear about it.

Blessings to you as you make your decisions today,

Alesha

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