When I have my daily quiet time, in addition to reading my Bible, I use two resources, Living Faith Daily Catholic Devotions published by Creative Communications for the Parish and Hope for Each Day Words of Wisdom and Faith by Billy Graham. It is amazing how often I glean similar thoughts from each day’s writings. I never read ahead a day because I want to be surprised each morning; I feel if I read ahead, that I might spoil whatever thought the Lord has for me on a particular day. If I read ahead I might have a preconceived idea of what is being conveyed that day…so, I do not look ahead. Yesterday, I wrote about Andy and mentioned that I cling to the promise found in Proverbs 22:6. This morning, in Billy Graham’s book the featured scripture was Proverbs 22:6 “Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it.” Maybe that is God’s affirmation to me that things are going to be fine. Billy Graham went on to write in his reflection that what we DO as parents is as important as what we SAY. I definitely need to remember that!!
What I must remember is this: if I believe the words found in Proverbs 22:6, then things are going to be fine, but, I must remember that my “fine” may have a different definition than the Lord’s “fine” and my timetable is most definitely different from his timetable.
Lord, today, please help me to be accepting of your will…whatever that may be. Help me, Lord, to be patient, to give Andy the space he needs to find your will for his life. Please help me to be a good parent to an adult child, help me know when to say something and what to say. More importantly, Lord, please help me know when NOT to say anything. I know that if I listen to your still, small voice you will guide me, please give me the grace and wisdom I need to listen and follow your guidance.
My posts from yesterday and today have been different than my other posts. Thank you for bearing with me….I share what is on my heart.
Peace and Blessing for a beautiful day….