As I sit here thinking about my children, my heart swells because I’d give them the sun and the moon, if I could. My husband gave me an endearing Mother’s Day card, telling me I’m the best mom, and I know Lawrence watches me and sees how much I do for my sons and what they do for me.
It’s kind of one-sided, sometimes. They call with a need and I give them what they need, but truthfully, they don’t come see me very often. We go to church, and sometimes they come and surprise us. We have holidays come and go sometimes without a visit from them. I usually get a phone call early in the morning, saying ‘Happy Thanksgiving’ or ‘Merry Christmas’ and on New Year’s Eve I like to call them, no matter what time, to wish them Happy New Year.
As I ponder and think of all I would do for my boys, my heart being willing to help them conquer the world and more, I think of what our heavenly Father has in store for those of us who would go to Him and ask.
And I think of how much more I would do for my boys if they were to ever come visit me and share with me what they are really doing in their lives, what projects are they working on, or what goals would they like to achieve, and what hardships are they going through that they don’t want to tell me about. Perhaps I could help, if they trusted me to give them advice. Why do they trust others with major decisions?
If they were to talk to me and share their lives with me I could even surprise them with something they didn’t ask for because I’d know them a little better from spending quality time with them.
How much more would our heavenly Father give us, if we’d do the same with Him? If we would spend just a few minutes in His presence, saying “God, I don’t want anything, I just want to spend time with you and be in your presence, to feel you in my heart while I sit still for a little while, enjoying some time together. And oh, by the way Lord, thank you for waking me up this morning, and for all the blessings you’ve given me.”
In Luke 11:1-13 it is written “1 And it came to pass, that, as he was praying in a certain place, when he ceased, one of his disciples said unto him, Lord, teach us to pray, as John also taught his disciples.
2 And he said unto them, When ye pray, say, Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, as in heaven, so in earth.
3 Give us day by day our daily bread.
4 And forgive us our sins; for we also forgive every one that is indebted to us. And lead us not into temptation; but deliver us from evil.
5 And he said unto them, Which of you shall have a friend, and shall go unto him at midnight, and say unto him, Friend, lend me three loaves;
6 For a friend of mine in his journey is come to me, and I have nothing to set before him?
7 And he from within shall answer and say, Trouble me not: the door is now shut, and my children are with me in bed; I cannot rise and give thee.
8 I say unto you, Though he will not rise and give him, because he is his friend, yet because of his importunity he will rise and give him as many as he needeth.
9 And I say unto you, Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you.
10 For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.
11 If a son shall ask bread of any of you that is a father, will he give him a stone? or if he ask a fish, will he for a fish give him a serpent?
12 Or if he shall ask an egg, will he offer him a scorpion?
13 If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children: how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him?”
Proverbs 13:13 “13 Whoso despiseth the word shall be destroyed: but he that feareth the commandment shall be rewarded.”