My house is quiet, since everybody is taking their much-needed Sunday afternoon naps. I was just reflecting on some of the things that happened in church this morning. Here are some 'tid-bits' for you to munch on. These are not in any paticular order of importance, I'm simply typing them out as they come to mind :)
1. I was speaking to my Pastor's wife about our baby on the way, and what a challenge it would be to have a third. She replied "Yes, but you'll be fine, since you've taught these two obedience already." I groaned, and replied, "Sometimes it doesn't feel as if I have!" Her response--"Obedience in an on-going process. You just keep working at it!" Coming from the mother of 12 children, I think I'll have to agree with her comment!
2. Another wise comment from a mother in the church: "The third child tends to be the most mellow, easy-going and laid-back" After my mischievious and curious Eli, I would welcome a 'mellow' child :)
3. Cosette to me, after watching two baptisms this morning: "Mommy, when I grow up, when I'm a big girl, I'm going to be baptized too!" Music to a mother's ears!
4. From my pastor, during the baptism service---"Sometimes God asks us to do things in His Word that don't make 100% sense to us as humans, but we do them anyway, because that's what God told us to do in His Word, and we act out of obedience.
5. From a friend: "Do you want to get the kids together to play at the park this week?" (Welcome words for any stay-at-home mom!)
6. Another paraphrased idea from my pastor "Satan will work to destroy the good things happening in our families, church, work, etc. We must, through prayer and fasting, re-capture what Satan is trying to claim."
7. The first thing Eli said as I picked him up from Sunday School: "Mommy, bug!" Yes, even in Sunday School he had managed to capture a lady-bug in a plastic cup!
Thank God for His day of rest! Thank God for the time I can spend in church, fellowshipping with others, being encouraged through their words, convicted through a message, and hopefully being an encouragement to someone else.
"Then God blessed the seventh day and sanctified it, because in it He rested from all His work which God had created and made." Genesis 2:3