Monday, May 31, 2010

Did You Ask Me?

"Sonya, would you be willing to give a little encouraging talk to the Mom's of the preschoolers next month?" Asked the preschool teacher at my Christian school.

"I'd love to!" I responded.  Immediately, I knew what to talk about. I would make journals for the moms (all 18 of us) and then talk about how fast they grow up; and how we need to keep a journal for all of the little things we want to remember about this time with them.

The weekend before the talk, my children helped me decorate the plain journals we bought.  This was a project we had made before, so what could possibly go wrong? EVERYTHING!

The night before my talk, one of my daughters informed me that the journals had not dried, in fact, they were tacky to touch! OH NO! I thought. It was too late to run to the store, so I just went to bed and prayed. The next morning, I prayed this, "Lord, what am I going to do? I cannot give the planned speech, without the journals."

In my heart I heard the Lord whisper, "Did you ask Me?" 

My heart sank, I realized in my excitement, I forgot to ask God what He wanted me to talk about. So I sheepishly said, "I'm sorry, what do you want me to tell these mom's?"

Teach them to come to Me whenever they are at a decision making crossroad with their children. At those moments, no matter how big or small, if parents would hear Me saying, "Did you ask Me?" They will be blessed, and I will answer them.

Proverbs 16:3 "Commit to the LORD whatever you do, and your plans will succeed."

Proverbs 16:9 "In his heart a man plans his course, but the LORD determines his steps."

The speech turned out to be encouraging, both to me and some of the other mom's.  God is good!



L. E. Neighbour said...

Amen! It's all to easy to forget to ask God about the little things :-/

Sharon Sloan - Joy In The Truth said...

Wow....He is faithful, isn't He! Thank you for sharing this.

May He always be the Builder in our hearts so we do not labor in vain.

Psalm 127:1
Unless the LORD builds the house, its builders labor in vain.

Edie said...

I love this Sonya! I sometimes forget to go to Him first too. I have been making a very conscious effort to keep Him in the forefront of my mind lately for this very purpose.