I was fortunate enough to receive yet another one of those "unexpected blessings" early this morning. (Why is it so hard for me to remember that's what happens when I listen to GOD and not to mySELF?!)
I was trying to have my prayer/quiet time early this morning while the kids were still asleep. Stephen was busy working at the computer, so I plopped down in his recliner and opened my journal. The only thing I had time to pray for was for God to help me prioritize my day. I long to get so much accomplished, yet I always seem to fall into bed at night, disappointed with what little I actually get done. I felt I needed God's help separating the important from the...shall we say, less important! I wanted to know what's important to Him. I hardly had time to pray those things when my husband came to me wanting a hug. What was my first thought? Of course I was irritated! I thought "Can he not see what I am doing? This is way more important!" (or so I thought) I put my pen and journal down and hugged my husband back. We got to spend about 15 or 20 minutes cuddling and talking before the kids got up. It was NICE. And it was needed. He and I both have been so very busy, we desperately needed to reconnect with each other. He said some very sweet things to me...things I have missed hearing lately! And guess what? If I had remained selfish and pushed him away, I would have missed out on a special time. Yes, of course it is important to have quiet time alone with God everyday, but God loves me so much, He knew that at that moment, the most important thing was for me and Stephen to share just a few moments alone together. I am so glad I listened!