Promises

design-33

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.

EVER

 

Joshua 21:45

“Not one of all the Lord’s good promises to Israel failed; every one was fulfilled.”

 

Psalm 119:148

“My eyes stay open through the watches of the night, that I may meditate on your promises.”

 

Psalm 145:13

“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.”

 

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s