Friday, November 9, 2012
It's Five Minute Friday when I link up with Lisa-Jo of The Gypsy Mama. Each week we are given one word and we get to write for five minutes flat on that word. Our word for this week is: QUIET.
There are days when I long for the quiet. But alas, that doesn't happen very often. You see I work with twenty 3-4 year old children every day. There's not much time for quiet with little children. They want to talk and tell me all about their boo-boos and who isn't being a good friend to them. Children tend to focus on themselves.
I'm a pretty balanced type of person. I love people. I especially love children. But I also need some quiet. If I have too much of one, I get cranky. So I try to include times of quiet in my life.
Each morning, I treasure my quiet time with the Lord. I place my heart before Him. I read His Word. I pray and listen. This time of quiet prepares me for my day.
So I take that quiet with me as I venture out into the world. This time of quiet comes with me.
As the children clamor for my attention, I remember how much God loves each and every one of them. He gives me a heart of love for them. And He provides me with patience. I have to admit my flesh can sometimes get in the way though. But then I breathe a silent prayer and take a deep breath.
Yes, I want to take quiet with me throughout the rest of my day.
Blessings and love,