God does not send us into the dangerous and exacting life of faith because we are qualified; He chooses in order to qualify us for what he wants us to be or do." Eugene Peterson
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Robyn Rochelle Cox
Loving God in the Moment
Wednesday, August 9, 2006
'handsfull on purpose'
My daughter leaves DFW in 7 hours.
Problem: I leave for Hungary only two days after she gets here.
It was a decision we made. She would come and I would leave.
In two days I hope to show her how to get to the bus station, to the train station, to the hospital. I hope she can read all of the notes I have left on the washer and dryer, at the sink, and on the door.
I have some German friends that have promised to be available in case of a problem. One of them has offered to have her over several times for dinner, to take her to an exercise cycling class, to check in on her.
My downstairs neighbor owns the Chinese Restaurant below me. She has offered to be there in case of emergency.
I called a friend in the United States, "Would you mind just making sure she has these things for the trip: ear plugs, eye blinders, Neosporin for her nose, melatonin for some sleep..."
SHE IS 25!
This past Saturday night, my youngest son's best friend got married. He married an incredible woman. This coming week another dear young friend is getting married. They are all grown up.
Question: How is it that if I am still this involved with my adult children, desiring to hear how their friends are doing, wanting to know if they are ok in their jobs, listening to the relationships that are developing, and basically praying for them as they live life…
If I, this completely inept mom, from across the ocean desire to stay in tune with her kids – how much more does our Heavenly Father desire to stay in tune with us?
I’ve been meditating a lot lately on something Major Ian Thomas says.
“What do you do when you get up in the morning?” spoken in strong British accent. Taking his cane, sliding it on his arm, turning his hand toward the sky as if he is receiving something, “Thank You Jesus.” Other hand moves in similar fashion, “Thank you Jesus.” Moving back to other hand, lifting it outward, “Thank You Jesus.”
Openhanded! That is how we receive the good gifts of the LORD.
Listening to another dear saint as she gave a topical study on the book of Ruth, I heard these words, “Isn’t it wonderful that God gives us ‘handsfull on purpose’ Handsfull of blessings.”
I am looking forward to ‘handsful on purpose’ from God while my daughter is here; while I travel to Hungary without her, while she takes this time to be alone with God, while I spend another week just soaking her up.
Posted by Robyn Rochelle E. at Wednesday, August 09, 2006
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