For those of you who read my little blog…
My initial and still current intent is to see God in my day to day.
My prayer is that He’d allow me to “see” on a daily basis Who He is and What He desires to show me about Himself.
I’m at my daughter’s for a few weeks helping her adjust to 3 little ones.
I apologize in advance if my forth coming blogs seem to be mostly about my time with my grandchildren, but God certainly is using them to teach me and remind me of just who He is.
Today I broke a promise.
I didn’t mean to.
I took two of the little ones to the playground and out for a picnic lunch.
We had a wonderful time and on the way home the oldest wanted to know if I’d play “city” with him when we got home.
I told him it depended on whether or not his parents said it was naptime.
He then proceeded to ask if we could play “city” after nap…to which I responded “yes”.
Now, I don’t mind playing “city” and I’m not even going to bother describing what all that entails.
The thing is naptime came and went and when he woke up, I was outside.
It was the most beautiful day.
I suggested we play outside. We could build sand castles. We could play ball. We could bring his trains and tracks out on the patio. You get the idea.
He cried and carried on until his parents stepped in and gave him a time out.
It surely seemed like he was being unreasonable and I had forgotten the specific request that he had made prior to his nap about playing “city” after nap.
He eventually came outside and we had a blast.
After much outside play, I did go inside and play “city” (which by now you are wondering what this is)! It involves policemen and firemen and “bad guys”.
You can take it from there!
Anyway…while we were inside playing, he said “grandma, I am having so much fun playing city with you…like you said remember we would after my nap”.
My stomach did a little lurch.
Yes, I did say that …and I meant it too…
I just didn’t know it meant literally right then…
When it was such a pretty day outside!
I felt terrible.
I did apologize and asked for his forgiveness.
I’m happy to report that he forgave me.
The thing is…
I’m very sad to say…
I will most likely break more promises.
I don’t mean to and I don’t want to, but I need to be more careful with my words and my communication.
There is One who NEVER has and NEVER will break His Word & His Promises!!
He is Faithful and True
His Word is full of Promises and they are for us…
He has said it
And it will be so.
He won’t forget and He won’t miscommunicate.
“Not one of all the Lord’s good promises to Israel failed; every one was fulfilled.”
“My eyes stay open through the watches of the night, that I may meditate on your promises.”
“Your Kingdom is an everlasting Kingdom, and your dominion endures through all generations. The Lord is trustworthy is all He promises and faithful in all He does.”