Monday, April 30, 2012

Sunday Thoughts - {He listens}

today, after months of a crazy schedule, we were gifted with a slow, lazy family day.
boy, was it was just perfect.
the weather was perfect, the kids were pretty mellow
we had no commitments.and today was my husbands first day of vacation.
pretty sweet.

we did make it to church today {just barely} .. and you know
what happens when you arrive late to church?
you get seated at the front.
the very front where you can see the freckles on the pastors cheeks.
that's how close we were.

the pastors message was about whether God really listens to our prayers.
does He really listen to our little voice, to our hearts begging for relief, for comfort
for miracles?

and it clicked for me today...
my God is a loving God.
He knew of me before i was even born.
He knows my needs (even the most selfish and the most self serving ones), my desires and
my faults. would he turn a blind eye and deaf ear to his beloved child?
would i do that to my own children? no, definitely not.
 i'd do my best to answer their needs so long as it is for their good.
yes, he most definitely listens.

"This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. And if we know that he hears us--whatever we ask--we know that we have what we asked of him." 1 John 14-15

today, he gave our little family what He knew we all needed the most.
some down time with each other.
and even though war almost broke out over some star wars lego men
the incident was quickly forgiven and forgotten.

like i said, it was just perfect.

hope you had a wonderful weekend :)


Katie @ minivan diva said...

I'm so glad you got that down time with your family. Those days are to be treasured.

Linda Z said...

I love your encouraging Sunday words. I adore my kids... I can only imagine how much our God loves us!

The photo of the bikes is sooo sweet! :)

ginanorma said...

I'm glad to sermon hit you the way it did! I love those moments of growth that the Lord provides, He so faithful in growing us if we are listening and seeking! Cute pics:)

Erica {let why lead} said...

Beautiful post! I love the comparison to parenting - "I'd do my best to answer their needs so long as it is for their good." Sometimes I think we wonder why prayers go unanswered when really they're just being answered differently than we might be wanting. He knows what is for our good. Take care!

(So glad the star wars lego war was resolved quickly!)

Denise said...

"i'd do my best to answer their needs so long as it is for their good." i think of this often, and still i have low expectations of God in and don't ask. in others prayers i have great expectations. i need to get to having great expectations ALL THE TIME. He IS GOD after all.

great post.