The longer the licensing process goes, sometimes my mind kinda slips away from the original vision. Check my heart again… Check my mind… check the Spirit. Yesterday I was asked, “why do you want to be foster parents?” I can hardly remember what my answer was at the beginning of all this. Today when the question comes, I see classrooms, emails, interviews, documentaries, toys r us, and appointments. “Er, um.. let’s see, um. To help kids that need a loving family to care for them, even if it’s a temporary safe place for them.” Yeah, that’s it. Lol, I almost forgot.
Father God, oh Glorious One! Please keep the blessing of your calling upon us. Please pour upon us the desire to look to You every day. Keep us in Your Divine presence that we will keep focused on Your calling, focused on Your will for us.
Like a trip to Costco. I have a plan: Frozen chicken, milk, toilet paper, dog food, and of course red vines, then home. You all know what happens… You see tv’s, socks, snickers bars, a massage chair… Cell phone rings, texts, run into a friend… Um, wait. What am I doing here again?
As Jesus and his disciples were on their way, he came to a village where a woman named Martha opened her home to him. She had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet listening to what he said. But Martha was distracted by all the preparations that had to be made. She came to him and asked, “Lord, don’t you care that my sister has left me to do the work by myself? Tell her to help me!” “Martha, Martha,” the Lord answered, “you are worried and upset about many things, but few things are needed—or indeed only one. Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her.”
-Luke 10:38-42 NIV