Well today is the day life got back to normal after Christmas, much to the protest of the children ……. alright, a little protest from me too! I’ve been trying to implement 30 minutes in the afternoon where they go to their bedrooms so that I can have some quiet time. Sometimes I’m successful, other days I fail miserably! Today was a successful day! I really needed the time, following home schooling all morning. I do various things in my quiet time. I might listen to music, read, close my eyes and doze, listen to the birds outside the house or connect with God. More often than not I try and do the latter. During my quiet time today the birds outside were full of song, and quite noisy with it. I was thanking God for creation and was just trying to “be” with him. As time went by I became aware that I should rescue the kids from an argument which seemed to be irrupting. As I got up, I felt like God said to me “could you stay here a while?” So I sat back down and closed my eyes again. The kids sorted out their disagreement quite amicably. I got no revelation from God, we just sat in silence together. I listened, and, as Mother Teresa once said, God listened too. Oh, and the birds …… well, they just continued to sing sweetly for us. I felt very refreshed.
As I’m writing this my kids are singing worship songs with Jonathan in the room next door – very loudly! I bet the neighbours are loving it! They sound great though. I can imagine God boogieing down with them.