Oops. I got distracted. I was having my morning quiet time, when suddenly the dog needed to go out. There are some things that just can't wait. But 15 minutes later I realize I'm sitting in front of Facebook, and I never finished my quiet time. I know many of you can relate. Ironically, I was reading this passage in Mark;
Then he returned to his disciples and found them sleeping. "Simon," he said to Peter, "are you asleep? Could you not keep watch for one hour? Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the body is weak."
Once more he went away and prayed the same thing. When he came back, he again found them sleeping, because their eyes were heavy. They did not know what to say to him.
Returning the third time, he said to them, "Are you still sleeping and resting? Enough! The hour has come. Look, the Son of Man is betrayed into the hands of sinners.
Oh so true. I have really noticed lately that I have a hard time staying focused. Could it be stress, springtime, my 50+ age, life in general has been difficult,activities,adult daughter with three year old back at home, or any number of things? Thanks for putting this back in perspective as my youngest son who is 12 has a terrible time staying focused and would like to try public school. I think he would be in trouble constantly as he is quite a character, which I love dearly but definitely a challenge to school. Oh how we need Jesus every minute of every day and sometimes even every second. God's grace and love to us all.blessings, cindy
So true! I take grace for granted so often in my own life, yet don't freely give it to others- especially my own family. Thanks for the timely reminder!
Thank you, Lee! You're spot on with this post. Sometimes we need that very reminder - we are to train our children and to apply grace when they slip from that training just like we receive when we slip from ours.
If you're like me, you have seen a lot of headlines recently about how homeschool students have dominated national spelling and geography bees and have been awarded the best scholarships