The past two months have been a time of adjustment for me. It's been a good adjustment; I've wanted to be working for the past 4 years, but I've needed time to figure out how to balance everything on my plate. And that plate has gotten quite full, a bit like Thanksgiving dinner, where I try to cram in cranberries, stuffing and jello salad around the turkey, potatoes, sweet potatoes, and green beans. And the roll and salad just have to go on the side and somehow I still save space for pumpkin pie!
Between being a mother a wife (I need to remind myself that THIS is my most important job), teaching adult Sunday School with my husband, coordinating Children's ministries at church, writing devotionals, and working practically full time as an online teacher, there's little time left for anything else.
Last week, it became apparent to me that something very important was missing on my overflowing plate.
How could I fill up on so many other things and yet leave no time or space in my life for THE most important person? Oh, I know He wasn't absent in my life and I still chatted with him a little here and there throughout my day, but we didn't have quality time together. There is a difference, you know.
He is my one true friend, the one who knows every little secret hidden in my heart, the one who sees my struggles and the only one who can be there for me at any time. I expect Him to be available to me whenever I need Him, but have I been there for Him?
Today, I'm thankful that He is faithful, even when I am not and that He forgives so readily and extends His arms of grace and love with no reticence. He never leaves, never forsakes, never changes His mind... He is the best friend I could ever find.