Who could say, "no" to that, right?
Unfortunately, I do...too often. I love my kids desperately. I tell them all the time how much I love them and how proud I am of them. I remind them that they are the best blessing, sent down from heaven and being their mommy is the greatest gift EVER. But then I get busy... Cooking dinner, cleaning the bathroom, trying to do the grocery shopping, sitting down to write - after giving multiply hugs, loves and kisses throughout the day, it always seems like our Little Princess wants "just one more".
Although I wrap my arms around her again, at times, my spirit wants to just keep working on the task at hand. After all time is precious and there is a lot to get done in a day's time.
Time IS precious!
Our children are little for such a short time. God has entrusted them to our love and care. How dare I EVER put preparing a meal, doing household chores, or even this blog before the needs of my children...His children.
I'm not the first to struggle in this area. Although not their own children, the disciples too shunned children away. As Jesus was preaching, the people brought their children to him so he could lay hands on them and bless them. The disciples stopped the people, telling them not to bother Jesus. However, Jesus rebuked the disciples! He said,
“Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. 17 Truly I tell you, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it.”Jesus ALWAYS had time to children! He was NEVER too busy to welcome them into his arms, even when he was preaching!! What an amazing example for us, for me!
Humbly, I come before you asking for forgiveness. I am so sorry for not taking the opportunity to love on my kids every chance I get. I confess that at times I put other things ahead of them...and you. Thank you for the gift of motherhood and all that it brings! I pray today that you would open my eyes to each and every opportunity to love the children you have blessed me with as you do. Help me become the mom that you've called me to be. Help me remember amid the busyiness of the day that there is always time to show your love because nothing should be more important. I love you Jesus.
In Your Mighty Name,