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On My Knees

“So come, let us worship: bow before him, on your knees before GOD, who made us! Oh yes, he’s our God, and we’re the people he pastures, the flock he feeds.” Psalm 95:6-7, MSG

The kitchen is a mess. I went to bed way too late and woke up tired. There are texts sitting on my phone that I need to respond to. My daughter is having a complete meltdown because she doesn’t have the shirt she wants to wear. My son won’t put his tennis shoes on like I asked him to because he wants to wear his boots. There are a million and one things to do before I need to leave for my meeting. The stress level is rising, I snapped at my daughter, and if I don’t leave now, I am going to be late!!

Do you have mornings like this? You are not alone. No really. You are not alone. We have all had these mornings more times than we can count. The question at this point is how the rest of the day is going to go. That often depends on how we react in these moments. Will we choose to give into our frustration and camp there? Or will we make the choice to put our eyes back on Jesus?

In the moments that things feel out of control, I want to get into the practice of literally getting on my knees before God. When I am in the position and humble before Him, I recognize that God has this and has never left my side. And at that moment, I can just worship instead of worry. I can be filled with joy instead of anger. The Holy Spirit living in me can help me stay self-controlled when I want to yell at my daughter or throw my sons boots out the door. God gives me the wisdom to know what things I need to get done before leaving and what can wait.

When we take the focus off of our frustrations and put our eyes back where they belong on Jesus, the day really can change. So, the next time you have one of those mornings, I encourage you to get on your knees. Ask God for His help. Recognize that God has it all under control. Worship Him with singing or through prayer. Ask Him to fill you with His joy.

Heavenly Father, I need You. I can’t do this parenting journey on my own. In the times where things are crazy and out of control, please help me to get on my knees before You. Please help me to recognize that You have it all under control. Thank You for caring so deeply about me. In Jesus name, Amen.

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