Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Time for Him...

Paramount Baptist Church holds an annual Women of Elegance in the Fall. I had the opportunity to attend this event on Thursday night with a group of beautiful, amazing women from our church. I received a text from Melanie a week prior to the event asking if I wanted to go since Gaylynn had received tickets. Exciting a Girls Night Out and we got to play dress up. See I really didn’t know what to expect, I was just thrilled to play dress up and be with the women of the church.

The day of the event, I had class and a hair appointment mushed together so I wasn’t sure I would be on time, but I was. {Sorry I didn’t take any pics}. I also had a test that morning along with my husband having a meeting at noon. The night before I asked him once I finish my test we drive back to Amarillo and drop me off so that I can hang with mom before my hair appointment. See God doesn’t work only on Sunday’s and Wednesday’s he works everyday of our life. I have to admit that both Tom and I lost our temper at each other that day. He was worried he be late for his SIFE meeting at noon. I told him my last class I had a test should be done about 11. Which ended up until 11:15 am. So he was feeling the pressure to rush and I just went off telling him that if I wasn’t out by then he could have waited in the car met me at the circle instead of watching TV in the JBK building. He could be sending a text to the students in the project a text message that he be running a little bit late. You know basically communicating. {I was wrong telling him what he didn’t do or could have done}. So both of us mad at each other for what? Our pride, worry that we make a bad impression of being late. Fifteen measly minutes of being mad at each other for this. Yes, we are learning to pick our battles but Thursday was a bad day of miscommunication. When we arrived home I told my husband I loved him and to drive safe and not to rush. Even though I still wanted to hit my head on the wall. maybe his I won’t lie he drives me crazy sometimes. I went about my business and waited until my mom arrived and was in the process of writing a blog, that about 30 minutes later I received a text from my loving, amazing, husband that he owes me an APOLOGY. My response was “You didn’t have a meeting?” He said What would make you happy if there is something I can do for you today?” {Everyone in his project was booked with other obligations.} I could have basically let him have it like I tend to do but I was so humbled to just laugh it off that God was teaching us something today. Not to worry or try and rush through the day we forget the little things that matter the most. You might wonder what this has to do with the event, but I promise there is a point.

As I was getting ready for the event, dressing up making sure I looked nice than I normally do. When we arrived to the event all I saw was older,wiser women. I told the group this will be us in 20-30 years These women GLOWED. They looked so elegant, humble, and amazing. I didn’t understand the IMPORTANCE of this event. I caught a conversation between Melanie and Gaylynn about decorations, see I didn’t see the whole conversation of what table decoration etc. Until we walked in and saw each table magnificent with different themed decorations. I was in Awe of how beautiful, how much effort, how ELEGANT each table was for each woman to sit at. Then I began to understand why this was important.

It was like sitting at a feast with God. Sure, God doesn’t care if you wear raggy clothes but that night was like a date with Jesus. Laughter, wisdom,words of advice. God sees us as an elegant daughter. So we take the time to dress for him, beautifying our self for him. We did. We had a speaker named Thelma Wells. She asked the audience “ What is the most often question we ask everyday?” We sure ask a lot of questions everyday but often everyday? hmm.. I couldn’t think. She said we often ask “What time is it?” Gulp, that”s right we do. God is GOOD. because I have been struggling with my time with God, with other things in life that I have felt was so much more important that I have neglected my own Father. I have struggled with worry of how we will pay for this. what are we going to do. I don’t have this, I don’t have that. I remember the time my husband lost his job, when we were worried about a lot of things. I FORGOT to remember and THANK him for what he has given us.

{Looking back at the days event I knew God was trying to teach me to be a little more humble and put my pride to the side. Boy, was he right. I told you, he just doesn’t work on Sunday and Wednesday}

We tend to focus on what WE want and not what HE wants. I have failed. He knows that I am not perfect. He still loves me. So instead of COMPLAINING we should be THANKING. We also need to get up and serve him. When he CALLS to us we should be open to hear it. We may not understand why but to do it!

God always has time for us even I can’t understand how he can have time for us. But he does, He longs for us to speak with him. He knows everything we do, you can’t hide from him yet he loves us.

What time is it in your life? Are you always worried about things? Do you complain about something not going your way or why me? Don’t because God always provides in his TIME. Not mine, not your time but his TIME.

I THANK GOD for the grace and mercy he has shown me, I thank God for his kindness, I thank God for loving me unconditionally even when I feel like I do not deserve it, I thank God for giving me a heart to take so much hurt. I thank God for giving me the patience I need even at my worst, I thank God for my husband, I thank God for all that he has provided, I thank God for giving me a conscience to know what right and wrong, I thank God for the people he puts in my life, I thank God for always always being with me. I thank God for the family and friends I have.

Psalm 107:1 (NIV) "Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever."

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the encouragement. I feel uplifted when I read your blogs.

    Pastor Darrell