When I became a Christian, I purposed in my heart to make reading my Bible and praying a daily habit --- at least on the weekdays. In the early years, even as a stay-at-home Mom, I didn’t find this easy. No matter who we are, or how flexible our schedules, Satan is determined to bring distractions, interruptions etc., to keep us from keeping this kind of a commitment. I am so thankful that, for the most part, I made quiet time with the Lord a priority. I said for the most part. I wasn’t faithful 100% of the time. I remember one day, in particular. Usually if I skipped my devotion time it was unintentional…a kid got sick, I had unexpected company, I had an early morning appointment etc. On this particular day, I was just plain LAZY! I had other things I wanted to do. After all, feeling like I had to stick to a rigid routine … wasn’t that being legalistic? I wouldn’t want to be Pharisaical now, would I?
Around lunch time I was fixing my oldest son something to eat. I think he was around six or seven at the time. He was sitting at the table. All at once he started singing. That caught my attention, because singing wasn’t his forte. In fact, I don’t know if I had ever heard him belt out a tune on his own, before, without me starting it. What made it even more surprising was, it was a song I had never heard. As I spread the mayo on his bread (or whatever I was doing at the moment) I listened intently. These were the words he sang over and over: “Seven days without prayer makes one week.” The clever song writer made one consider that perhaps the correct spelling was “w-e-a-k.” I was stunned. I asked, “Where did you learn that song?” He replied, “Children’s Church.” The familiar expression “out of the mouth of babes,” (taken from a Bible verse) took on new meaning for me. I definitely felt that God was speaking to me through the mouth of my innocent little child. I was sure that it was more than a coincidence that my non-singer son sang a song I didn’t know, with these particular words, on the very day I made a conscious decision that I wasn’t in the mood for praying! Isn’t God AMAZING?!!!
It was unintentional, but I think my "non-singer son sang a song” phrase gives Peter Piper a run for his money!
~ Have a beautiful day, and don’t neglect to pray ~