Do you sleep in on Saturday or Sunday?
I don’t typically sleep in…..and technically I didn’t this morning! BUT….I did fall back asleep while I was doing my morning prayers….lol!
Buuut…..I needed to give myself grace…..my body was ready for some rest. I had a full week with my daughters schooling. She is finishing up her 10th grade work this month and we will start entering into her junior year of schooling in July…..whew…..the time flies by.
Talk about needing a lot of peace!
And then I read in the paper (which let me tell you I don’t keep up on current news very good….cause it just hurts my heart too much!)……but I read on the front page this morning about the shooting in a Mosque that was actually posted on Facebook and I felt the need for peace even greater.
We as parents stand and get up each day doing what we think is best to prepare our kiddos for the adult world. We have to try to not transfer our fears to them. Fears that may have been from our own past. Fears of: are they are going to make it?
And I have to tell you I DON’T WALK IN FEAR. I really am quite relaxed and laid back….heck my sweet hubby probably thinks I don’t worry enough, or that I am too cheery or gentle about other things.
BUT…..when world events slap me in the face I have to pause…..and I can either choose to think: I can’t send my daughter off into that….
OR….I can choose to lean on God’s promise of “fear no evil”!
I HAVE TO DO THAT!
If I don’t I will box her up in bubble wrap and send her off to some remote island…..and then NO ONE would be able to experience all her amazing gifts and talents.
It would also mean I was giving into the fear the enemy wants us to have…..and with fear brings anger, hate, ugliness, and so much more.
So I KNOW that my rest this morning was a way that my body was saying take in some peace…..Lent has just begun and there is much healing to still take place…..not just for you but for the world!
I hope today you will join me in a moment of prayer for those whose lives were taken in New Zealand…and all the loved ones who have to heal from the devastation left behind….
But I also DARE to ask you humbly…..please pray for the soul of the shooter…..his is obviously so distraught….that he chose to cross a line to enter fully into an evil act……one he can’t take back. He turned his back on God in such a way that it has to have us wonder…..WHAT is HIS pain…..WHY!?
As always please set aside each day to sit…pray….journal….tap….and oil up!
Many blessings and hugs always,
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