Лицом к лицу

Лицом к лицу

В 2003 I finally увидел
Бог. Бетон. Без сомнения. Мой шестилетний показал мне.
Я был в Мамы в молитве в течение двух лет. The praise
portion of our hour had opened my eyes in a whole new way to “seeing” God. Когда
Jesus healed Bartimaeus, Разница день и ночь не мог быть более ясным
than my changed spiritual vision after learning to pray God’s attributes through
хвалить. But I’m a visual person. The more I “saw” God each week, the more I
wanted to literally видеть его. Face to
лицо. Just as a man speaks to his friend—like Moses! My little Marissa made the
final introduction.

We lived in Minnesota; my girls’ room faced the street.
Every night I’d scold them to close their curtains for privacy. Every morning
I’d nag them to open the curtains for light and warmth. This went on for
месяцы. At one point I realized this one was on me. They were too young to care
about curtains opened or closed. It was just one more chore. I stopped nagging.
Вместо, each night when I went to bed I’d sneak across the girls’ room, push
the forever-out chair into place under their desk, open the drapes, и
re-cover Marissa, who inevitably kicked her blanket to the floor.

Over time I realized that the girls may like their room just
the way it was and who cared if a chair was out and the curtains were open—and
maybe Marissa was too warm at night! я сказал, “Girls, I am sorry I change things
in your room after you go to bed. I’ll keep your room the way you leave it.” To
my surprise, Marissa looked hurt. “But those are signs of Mom…” Marissa often
confused words and phrases so I had to have clarification. “Signs of Mom?” I
спросил. "Да,” she expanded, “If I wake up in the middle of the night, I see the
chair pushed in. the curtains are opened and my blanket is on. These are signs
that you have been here and you are close by.”

Weeks later I was praying in my Мамы в молитве группы.
Sometimes it’s difficult to thank God together, not just shoot up little arrow
благодаря. Suddenly the words, Signs of Mom,
came back. Вау. Praise was my mind focused on God. Thanksgiving was my eyes focused on God! Maybe not His
face—but I увидел signs of God
везде! Thank you God for healing that child. I see what You did. Спасибо
Бог, for turning that bully into a sweet boy; my son’s new friend. I see You
Там. Спасибо, Бог, for compelling my husband to take the day to have fun
с нами. I see that You opened a curtain in his schedule, pushing work where it
belonged and covering us with joy.

Signs of God. I see He’s everywhere; the reflection of his
face in a friend, his back as he takes care of something before quietly moving
на, his footprints before and after my children. A thankful heart is the only
heart that sees Бог. Спасибо,
Отец. Thank you for ваш signs.

Марта Близнецы является региональный директор по району Великих озер, которая включает в себяИллинойс, Индиана, Мичиган, Огайои Висконсин. Она живет в Plainfield, Иллинойс, и был женат на Майка, так как 1992. У них трое детей в средней школе и колледже. Марта любит сидеть на качелях, молиться, ходить, читать, работать в своем саду ... и провести время со своими глупыми сестрами.


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