I have a friend that was my very first friend I made in VA. I liked her right away. We have a lot in common and both share a love for Jesus and a desire to raise our kids to love Him too. Although we are practically neighbors, our paths don't cross very often, but when they do, it is really sweet. A few weeks ago I e-mailed her and told her that we were moving and that I would like to get together before we left. And I never heard back. It made me so sad. I would pass her road while driving and it would get my stomach a little because I wondered why she did't respond to my e-mail. I wondered if she didn't didn't feel the same way I did about our friendship. I was even afraid I might have unintentionally done something to offend her. Well, today for some reason I went through my messages and found out that she had responded to my e-mail. Right away, actually. I had just missed it. My heart was so happy. I was so glad I found her message while we were still here and there was time to get a visit in. What if I hadn't found it until we were 10 hours away?
During my Quiet Time this morning, I was talking to God about the plans He has for me and for our family. He has been really working on the hearts of a bunch of us in the family and we are anxious to see what He does with us. Because of all that I have to do today, it was hard for me to be still and have a conversation with Him. But then I thought of the note from my friend. The one I almost missed. What if I missed a message from my God? What if He had something to say to me that would make me happy, send me in the right direction, give me joy or peace....and I missed it. (My sister wrote something about this recently here) That thought made me stay quiet a little longer this morning, talk a little more. God does have something to say to me. And I don't want to miss it.
and... a little clip of Leah singing If I Ever Needed Grace- just for fun :)