Yesterday - a "FREE DAY" ... I spent the morning in the orchard with my handsome husband picking fruit and later canning as I waited on a friend to call to share we (sis & I) could come by for a visit. What I had anticipated would be about oh 30 minutes, was all afternoon & dinner. There was a moment in the time we were when visiting that I thought "my list is sooo long" and I was nudged... as if God was telling me YOUR LIST CAN WAIT! My time was to be spent nurturing this friendship - which truly I indulged in and enjoyed! I was happy to be there and I knew anything on my list, would be on the list later and truthfully had been on this list all weekend long. Had I really truly needed to get it done, I would have prior to our visit. So I mentally wadded up the list and indulged in simply enjoying my friend & watching our daughters cultivate a new friendship ~ what a gift!
Upon arriving home with my daughter and her new friend in tow, I was smiling, so grateful I mentally tossed the list and allowed myself to enjoy the time together, to enjoy the girls & to watch them as they build a foundation of friendship. As they did "their thing" I did a few of my own... at the end of the day I stopped and I was grateful for God nudging me. For his telling me STOP! ENJOY and REMEMBER it isn't about ME ME ME..... It is so easy to get wrapped up in wanting everything done right now, to put off date nights and friendships, to postpone outings and lunches for the sake of ME... my list, my agenda. I'm so grateful to have a heart that is open to hearing God and listening when He speaks to me. Today He is reminding me, He will give me more the sufficient time in a day. I need to seek His will and not my agenda... all needs will be met. I need to take a deep breath and appreciate the list God has for me ~ for which I greatly do!