It’s Not An “I Gotcha”

Acts 20:24
But my life is worth nothing to me unless I use it for finishing the work assigned me by the Lord Jesus—the work of telling others the Good News about the wonderful grace of God.

So today was my 7th day in a row at work.  I have stayed late almost every day and my body is fighting me tooth and nail!  Today is Wednesday, the day I am to assume the role of youth leader and I called the pastor, explained my situation and graciously bowed out of my obligation tonight as I was assured there were enough leaders.  As it was I would have been late and hurried and frustrated with my lateness, so I decided it was for the best  not attend.  Instead I got home late and my daughter needed internet for her second job as a photographer and we had issues with the one at home so we decided to go to a far away McDonalds for dinner and internetting….of course, I run into someone who asks me, “Aren’t you guys suppose to be at church?”

Now I am not feeling guilty, I just find it funny that I go an entire town away and I still cannot hide from God.  My daughters graduation is this weekend and there are MANY things to accomplish so we visited a store which was going out of business and scored some SUPER deals for this weekend.  I also needed a new dress and low and behold one stop at the local Goodwill store and I found the perfect one.  On top of all of that, God displayed the sky in such a beautiful array of color I had to stop and take pictures.

I needed this break for a moment.  Life has been busy with work and revival and graduation and blogging and website making and writing books and just keeping myself physically capable of all those tasks.  It had been nice to connect with my daughter who also has been busy.  Grace.  God gives us the grace to be busy and He also gives us the grace to give ourselves a break once in a while.  I needed to get some stuff done today and God gave me the grace not the guilt.  So for those of you who are hiding from God right now, step into sunshine and give a little wave.  He still loves you and the other secret, He could see you while you were hiding, not that He wanted to call out an “I Gottcha” but He really just wanted to tell you how much He missed you.

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