Friday, March 13, 2009

Patience Gratitude

And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive. - Matthew 21:22

Yesterday I spent a bit of time in my garden searching for a little soul restoration. This morning I was there again, yet not before I had noticed a change in my spirit. This morning seemed similar to previous mornings, Ess slept in again, Eee woke with lots of goop in her eyes - better but still not well, and we prepared to head out the door to school again. Yet I was calmer, I was not about to become harried, Ess did not say to me "You are grumpy, aren't you Mum!" (I so hate that.) We got ready and headed out the door pretty much on time yet we were a little later than I'd like walking into the classroom. For some reason today it did not bother me, something in me had moved, had shifted.   I didn't do it, at least I don't recall doing anything except asking God for patience, conscientiously enjoying my girls' company yesterday afternoon despite the fact my Generous Gentleman was going to be home late, and then later enjoying some good conversation with him. I am so grateful for my wonderful husband.

So when one prays for something and one receives it, one must certainly give thanks. I asked for patience and received it. Yet along with that patience I seem to have received situations and circumstances which did not even call for me to rely on and test my patience. A cup full to the brim and overflowing.

Thankyou God, my gratitude is all yours.


David said...

Patience is, I think, the greatest and most difficult gift from God.

He is certainly full of wonder, all the time!


Cee said...

It is a gift which must be received over and over!

Verna said...

We must be on the same page... ,I, too, needed to re-connect with nature and be reminded of my reason for being here (both in the universal and more immediate sense of the word). After an afternoon spent with our family at our vegie patch yesterday I am feeling much more grounded.

Cee said...

We must be Verna. Indeed it seems to be going around. Many people I know are experiencing some trying times albeit on various levels. I thank God that nature brings us back to sense and purpose and indeed to Him.

Thanks for sharing your story Verna and I hope your week brings you much joy and peace.


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