The kids were up early and so we made it to the park shortly after it opened. We had very short wait on rides and were able to hit up all of Elsie's faves before we had to part ways.
Daddy was taking the babes back home for a family nap while I stayed behind and redeemed my gift card at the Disney California Adventure Day Spa that Micah had given me as my mother's day gift.
I literally had hours to kill there since they all went home and slept for a few hours. I got my facial and much needed massage on and it was wonderful.
While relaxing in the lounge area I was able to do my #shereadstruth devotion and it couldn't have been more fitting for that day and this season of my life.
It was on James 4:13-15 where we are instructed not to boast about tomorrow because we don't know what lies ahead. How are thoughts should be "if the Lord wills, we shall live and do this or that."
the devotional content really struck a cord when it said:
My encouragement to you is to make the most of everyday. Don’t allow the discouragement of regret to rob you of today’s joy. Press on and receive God’s grace over any regret you may have in your life. And live today as a new day.
I love my babies. So much it hurts. God has been so faithful in recapturing my heart and making His truths so real to me this past year that when I stumbled across this passage I was filled with instant joy and some what of relief.
I realized that I can't only move forward from the past and can except His mercies that are new each day.
But also, I have been feeling like I was in this waiting period trying to hurry life along so I could start dong what God called me to do, and though I have no idea what that is, I felt the tug and urgency to figure it out. The past few months I have been trying to figure out what how I will serve or what BIG things he will call me to do and instead of just being content with my ministry as mom and wife right now I have been seeking more.
This scripture gave me a new sense of peace as God has been revealing a new direction for my life and our life as a family. I have been able to be still and know that He is in control and this passage just reaffirmed that even more.
As I started gathering my things at the spa and reapplying my make-up, this giddy excitement took over and I was just filled with so much JOY! I couldn't wait for Micah and the babies to get there so we could ride more rides, watch the parade and just be. In the moment. Together.
So much wasted time of worry and regret. So much time trying to figure it all out on my own. I'm so happy to be freed of this and excited to take each day as it is. A gift. Because I have no idea what tomorrow will bring, if it even comes.
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