Monday, December 22, 2008

Etiquette Lesson

Once again, I heard God's words being said in my voice. Probably not with the tone He would have used, but I still got the point. I was on the phone this morning leaving a message for someone when Connor immediately and impatiently needed my attention. When I didn't answer he just yelled louder. After I got off the phone, I said,"It's not that I couldn't hear you. I had something I needed to do first."

Next time I feel like my prayers aren't being answered I will remember this conversation. It's not that He can't hear me. He's got something else that needs to be done first. And just as much as my son needs to learn some manners and some patience, so do I.


  1. That's a good lesson. Something I tell my kids all the time too! :)
    Thanks for your comment on my blog, and I agree, we should get together sometime! Have a very merry Christmas!

  2. (nodding in agreement)... yes, this happens to me, too... I hear words coming out of my mouth to my children & all of a sudden - a lightbulb comes on & I get it! It's certainly humbling & painful at times.

    Thanks for sharing!

  3. Debbie--thanks for getting me thinking with your post. So many times I am just like Connor--focused on my own need and agenda and not trusting that He heard me, or will choose to do anything about it, even if I was heard.