Friday, February 22, 2008

I Spy...

Patty, a true girlfriend in God, has been recounting the ways God has paused in the midst of all creation (Lysa's words) to touch her life each week. She calls these moments GodSTOP moments: where we Savor The Observable Presence of God in our lives (taken from Beth Moore).

Last week at Bible study, we all went around and shared moments where God's presence was undeniable. This time of sharing filled with reminders of God's love for us was so powerful.

Again and again this week I have heard stories of lives ended too soon. It has become clear to me that God is trying to tell me something. Our lives are short - like a vapor. I need to take advantage of the time I have with my kids, my husband, my parents, and others.

I keep hearing Him tell me to savor and treasure these moments.

Moments like these:
Gluing together vegetable cans, toilet paper tubes and a 2 liter bottle to make a "robot."

Painting said robot in green, black, yellow wild colors (I noticed a little paint in hair and on the table too).

Playing cards together as a family to see who will get the spoon first.

Chasing, tackling and tickling each of my kids until they scream for me to stop.

Walking to the corner store to get candy with tooth fairy money - to share.

Singing "Sunshine on My Shoulders" to my daughter who rejoices with me on the days the sun comes out to play.

Snuggling and reading Bible stories before the sun rises with my early bird while the rest of the house lies quiet.

Kissing owies and hugging them away (while I still can).

Meditating upon how I Spy God in my kids!

I'm storing up these moments in the treasure chest of my heart. How about you?


Georgia4God said...

I totally know what you mean. I've had a crash into the thought this week of just how short life is and just how much closer we are until Jesus comes for us. Although I don't have children to share and savor moments with, I have moments I need to be paying more attention to.

Patty said...

What a sweet post! I love this GodStop! This is exactly what I am talking about. The moments you described are the most special times God gives us! Being a mom of teenage sons I can say that time flies by so quickly when you have children! Thank you for reminding us to savor those moments !

Anonymous said...

I spy with my little eye, one sent from on High.
Built and fashioned just for me
becoming all that God has her to be
Mom to some, lover to one, Life with you is just plain fun.

A Stone Gatherer said...

Beautiful God Stops! Memories to treasure forever!

Amy L Brooke said...

Very cool! I hope you have a blessed weekend.

lori said...

What a wonderful, wonderful way to say it...I SPY GOD in my kids and in my life...
sounds like a detail to me....isn't it COOL when we NOTICE those things!!
tooth fairy money and paint in the hair....that is where GOD is!!

annie's eyes said...

Truly sweet treasures of the heart. Thanks for the great post. blessings, annie

Kathy S. said...

ooooh, i miss those younger kid days...snuggling and reading books! Cherish it all!
(the teen years are good too, but I miss kissing the soft chubby cheeks)

Mel's World said...

Each and every day you are able to love someone, grow with your family, and live for Him is a great memory to store up.

Right now there are lots of memories of Guitar Hero, Wii tournaments, Beach vacations, Christian Rock Band (Blood Cross) practices in my garage, and baseball. I count every day with my boys (2 sons and 1 dh) a blessing!


Lynn said...

Heather, This is so lovely and will stay with me today.

I think said robot is a neat idea!