Sometimes I surprise myself with my total lack of awareness (in a bad way, of course.) Right now, I am sitting on a plane trying to get back to Phoenix because I missed my earlier connection. I made it out of Chicago even though it was snowing there, to get to Kansas City, but then I didn’t realize I was at the wrong “Phoenix” gate. Sucks! I wanted to be home for the evening, not rerouted through Vegas and three hours late.
Apparently my actual plane took off while I was sitting in this tiny, airport, and I missed it. Ugh!! I have to ask myself what is God trying to teach me?? Pretty sure it’s DILIGENT preparation. I’ve been researching and booking a lot of flights this week and my brain eventually gets them all disordered. I need a better system then my memory.
If I just would have done a double check when it felt like I shouldn’t have a long layover, all this would have been avoided. Okay, I’m done beating myself up over it….probably.
Let’s change the topic…how about I focus on something that, not only doesn’t frustrate me, but also brought me great joy. Last Sunday, Daisy’s Sunday School class didn’t have a teacher, so she headed into the service with Daniel and I. She’s 7, almost too big to sit on my lap, but she still does. I love that!
She’s also little enough to stand on the chairs when we sing so she can see the words. While she was standing up there with one arm around me, the next song started, Our God Is Greater by Chris Tomlin, which just so happens to be Daisy’s favorite song. She raises up her other hand in praise and sings at the top of her lungs. Oh…how I love that girl!! No fear, just love. This is what Jesus meant when he said, “But Jesus said, “Let the children come to me. Don’t stop them! For the Kingdom of Heaven belongs to those who are like these children.” (Matthew 19:14)
Lord, help me to be more childlike in my faith and love of you….and help me to be more adult in my organizational skills so I don’t miss my flights. 🙂