In waking up way too early (again) this morning I had to find myself something to do.
Yesterday I thought cleaning toilets and scrubbing floors was a good way to spend my early-morning energy... but this morning I sought out a spiritual message to set the tone for my day.
Yesterday it did work out quite well though!!! I cleaned in the quiet of a sleeping, peaceful house...then got to spend the rest of the day being able to focus on getting to doctor appointments, taking care of my kids and spending time with my family. Which made for a nice day! (Besides the fact that I got up at 3am!)
*sigh* Here is another early morning...might as well try to take advantage of the energy that I DO have when I have it comes!
So 3am rolls around again. Awake probably because of my medication. There is much more cleaning to be done...but, no thanks. I decided to sit at my computer and go to www.lds.org.
There is so, so much on that site that I knew that I'd find something to "speak to me" and provide the words of inspiration and encouragement that I needed. My "tank" needed to be filled...and guess what...
...I was right! (I love it when that happens!!!)
With a few "random" clicks, this talk from the last General Conference (of the LDS church) just fell out of the screen at me.
No matter your denomination, the spirit when you feel when you hear/read good men speak of Godly things is undeniable...and I really needed to hear this talk at this moment.
I've actually listened to it twice from minute 9:45 on...touched and softened my heart.
I blog about this because, in the future, I want my children to know who real strength comes from. I want them to know that I had faith and worked everyday to learn to trust in God. It is my hope that if I grow my faith, I will be a better example and give them that much of a "head start" in their search for their own faith that can help them endure the struggles that will come in their lives.
It feels like one of my most important jobs as a mother and it is my prayer that I can do so adequately.
Joshua 1:5 "...I will be with thee: I will not fail thee, nor forsake thee."