What's A Good Day?

A lot of times I pray for a good day.  I’ve come to find that’s pretty ambiguous.  What do I mean by that?  What is it that I really want?  Is is that the kids behave?  I manage to get the house a little cleaner or some errands done?  Will I measure how good my day was by accomplishments or how well I was able to parent the children?

Wednesdays are a little crazy for me.  I have to hit the ground running.  I wake up slightly earlier than usual and try to leave immediately to do my grocery shopping.  It’s too chilly to take the kids out on a 3 hour shopping trip nowadays, plus I can move WAY faster without them.  I have to hurry though so I am back before Nate leaves for work at 7:30, and the kids are waking up as I’m coming up the stairs with lots of grocery bags, so it’s pedal to the metal till the end of the day.  I don’t get to sit and be quiet and read and pray and think like I usually do, and I’m hammering this out as fast as I can with grocery bags surrounding my feet.

As I was running through the supermarket this morning, I was praying for my day.  I wanted a good one, but what did that mean again?  I want to start praying more specifically, to risk praying for details of my life, and then wait to see how God shows up (still reading The Circle Maker).  What is success in the eyes of God?  What does that look like?

I want a day where I’m in the center of God’s will.  That’s not dependent on my circumstances or how well-behaved my children are.  My day could go to pieces, and that very well may be orchestrated by the Lord to shape some character.  I don’t know what my day is going to look like, but I want to embrace it with open arms, placing myself completely in God’s hands, knowing that while I’m prone to error I’m still loved and redeemed and victorious.  Right now a good day is one where I’ve grown closer to the Lord and have been used by Him in whatever way He sees as best for me.

My kids are awake.  I love how they make me practice what I preach.  Gotta run!


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