Today was one of those long days at work. Working with 12 kids a day who all have way more energy than the energizer bunny is not usually a problem for me. Today, though, with the weather the way it was, unfortunately we had to stay inside with the 12 kids and all that pent up energy. Let's just say it was exhausting and loud. The kids were not wanting to pay attention to anything we said, and I wanted to wake up and just start the day over with a whole new attitude.... So after I got home from work, and feeling as though I had gotten nothing accomplished with those kids, I decided to open up my copy of "God Calling" just because I was curious what it would say for today's reading. "God Calling" is a very inspirational daily devotional book that I received at my Confirmation. It has become one of my most used books in my collection. Anyway, so I opened it up to March 31st and this is what it said.
I Am your Lord, gracious and loving. Rest in My Love, walk in My ways. Each week is a week of progress, steady progress upward. You may not see it, but I do.
I judge not by outward appearances, I judge the heart, and I see in both your hearts one single desire, to do My Will. The simplest offering by a child brought or done with the one desire to give you pleasure, or show you love, is it not more loved by you than the offerings of those who love you not?
So, though you may feel your work has been spoiled and tarnished, I see it only as Love's offering. Courage, My children.
When climbing a steep hill, a man is often more conscious of the weakness of his stumbling feet than of the view, the grandeur, or even of his upward progress.
Persevere, persevere. Love and laugh. Rejoice.
This is just what I needed to read after my day at work. Cool or what?