This morning I was a bit overwhelmed and at one point got all choked up. Ty thought it was out of overprotection of my family (which may be something I tend towards...) In that moment he made the comment "What?! It wasn't that big of a thing"
Upon waking up today, Jax came into our room with his wallet and the $22 still in it (from his spending money he had taken shopping the other day).
Me: "Morning J-what are you doing?"
J: "I've been counting my money mom. Here, I don't need it. We should give it to kids who need it. Let's give it to someone in the meeting this morning who might need it (we were going to a prayer meeting). All the money is folded up in my wallet."
Wow. In that moment I saw into our Father's heart. It blessed me and it challenged me.
Then, while feeding the kids breakfast I read an email my little sis had sent a couple days ago but I just had a chance to read. She's had a rough go of things the past few months and it was a bit of processing through that in light of a scenario where she was able to meet someone where they were in that moment. Double Wow. In that moment I saw into our Father's heart. It blessed me and it challenged me. And if you are up for the blessing and challenge shoot us a comment-I'm going to check with her to see if I can forward it along to you.
This morning our family went to prayer meeting at work. In just over an hour I didn't see a glimpse of our Father's heart. I saw a huge gaping section. I saw His heart for the nations, for his people, for the hurting, for those who are blatantly rejecting him right now. Wow.
Wow. I was blessed and I was challenged.
As a co-worker prayed he described God's love in terms of a well within us, that as we give it away it may run low so God just keeps digging it deeper and deeper so it will never run dry. Rather than just filling us back up He goes farther and farther toward the source and in doing so gives us even greater capacity for loving others with His love.
As I realized just how much of the Father's heart I had seen this morning, I thought back to Ty's comment in that moment about what he thought was sisterly concern. The truth was, it is a big thing though. When we are given the privilege to see into the Father's heart it is a very big thing. May you be blessed in that same manner today, and then may you go share his heart with others!
Carolyn & (sometimes) Ty