Hello Friend! Day Thirteen

Hello Friend!

Have you noticed that when you aren’t paying attention, things can disintegrate?

A marriage.

A friendship.

A job.

A grade in a class.

Physical health.

You just can’t set some things on autopilot and expect they will stay on their path. There is so much happening around us at all times and the important things take intentional effort.

He put another parable before them, saying, “The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a man who sowed good seed in his field, but while his men were sleeping, his enemy came and sowed weeds among the wheat and went away. So when the plants came up and bore grain, then the weeds appeared also. Matthew 13: 24-26

While we are “sleeping” or distracted or deep in mourning or healing or ___________ (fill in the blank) some things that need our attention can fall by the wayside. Thankfully, God will forgive our inattentiveness and will work with us as we work towards a remedy. There may be some bumps in the road but this is life on Earth — there will always be bumpy roads! I am so thankful that He is merciful!


2 thoughts on “Hello Friend! Day Thirteen

  1. Bumps in the road, Can I borrow that saying? Liz you hit the nail on the head! I often feel that those bumps serve as a wakeup call that here is daily life that needs tending too. Boy am I good at ignoring daily tasks. But , Thanks Be To God a bump comes along to jolt me back to reality. Could it be that those bumps are angels in disguise? A happy bump happened to me twenty three months ago. I took the trash out and found a tiny kitten by the can. Because of the wildlife here I knew it wouldn’t last the night, so I put some at food out to attract it. Turns out there were three abandoned kittens. To make a long story short they have been in my house for twenty two months, it took awhile to catch them they were afraid of me. But with the help of my good neighbor catch them we did. The joy those three kittens have brought us is immeasurable. Can I afford to keep three more pets? No. That wouldn’t be wise,on paper. They are indeed bumps because there wasn’t a safe place to send them to so I kept them. They do stretch the budget but the joy they brought to my three elderly pets was amazing. My elderly pets have gone home to be with the Lord, so they (my”littles”) deserve the best I can provide for them. Pay more attention to the budget, bump, pay utility bills early, bump, not use the credit card, bump, acknowledge that grief cause loss of concentration, bump. I guess I will keep on bumping along keeping my eyes on the Lord.

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