But his delight is in the law of the Lord; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.
Psalms 1:2 KJV
Happy Monday! Tell me something good! I have several stories to share. First, I saw a lightning bolt come down and hit the transformer in front of the house next to ours Saturday. It was amazing. The good news is that we had little damage during the storms over the weekend. The one on Saturday was during the time my husband usually drives home for lunch. I found out my prayers were answered when I learned he decided to eat at work that day. Another blessing was I taught Sunday School to a multigenerational class yesterday. What fun! We only had a few hiccups that will be ironed out before next week. Finally, Landon came over yesterday while his parents went on a date. We all enjoyed the afternoon. I hope you had a good weekend and will share your stories.
Today, I’m mindful of how we learn to be the people we become. I heard Andy Stanley tell the cutest story on television yesterday about his niece. The story has just stuck with me. He said his young niece (probably elementary school age) had been on the swim team for several years and loved it. However, she always finished last. So, as she was preparing for her first swim meet of the season, her mother told her to try really hard to win. The young child said “is that what this is about? I thought we were going to meet people.” I may not have retold the story exactly as he did, but as I chuckle I am thinking about how we learn as children. Our families and caregivers have a large hand in our growth. Did your parents teach you to think or work? Mine taught me to work hard and be self-sufficient. I am very thankful for all they did for me. My grandparents had a large role in my spiritual growth.
Have you ever wondered why you do something silly or maybe not so healthy? Well, your parents can’t take all the credit. As we grow older we are exposed to many forces that shape our physical, mental and emotional growth. The good news is, if you have an undesirable habit, regardless of where it originated, you can work on it now. Start today by counting your blessings. Focus your energy on helping others. Spend time every day studying and speaking God’s word. It’s never too late to get started.
Have a wonderful Monday! God bless you.