Hello again. I've been wanting to talk to you for awhile but life has been busy. Sound familiar?
Last night I had a dream...you know those dreams that you wake up from but you can't seem to shake? The ones that color your entire day. In my dream my daughters had this big 'once in a lifetime' event that we were going to. We had gotten there early so we decided to go into the cafeteria where there were several kids going to the same event. I got busy talking to someone and didn't notice that the room had cleared out. When I realized that everyone had left my daughters and I ran to catch up, but we were too late. The event was over...In tears my daughters turned to me and said "Mom, we missed it! Because you were too busy talking to that person we missed it and it will never happen again." I was crushed. No amount of apology would bring back the time, no 'I'm sorry' would start the event over. The problem was that I was doing what I thought I was supposed to do. The woman I was talking to said that she 'needed' to talk. That's what Jesus would do, right?
So today I have been asking myself what am I supposed to do. In my dream we were right there, we were on time, it had been a priority. And yet, we missed it. The Scripture that has been playing in my mind is 1 Kings 19 :10-13. In this scripture the prophet Elijah is waiting to hear from the Lord on Mt Horeb. Elijah has just told the Lord that he has been serving him all this time and that he is the only one left. God has told him to stand on the mountain and wait..."