I enjoy slow, peaceful mornings where I sip my coffee and sit on the couch snuggling with my babies. Being able to be home with my babies means the world to me and I cherish the moments we spend together tucked away on the couch. God is always speaking to me through my children. Each morning, I make breakfast for the kids and myself of course and I never really thought about it meaning so much to my kids.
Until our daughter mentioned it to me.
A few nights ago, Emmeline, my nearly four year old, gave me her breakfast request for the next morning while we were doing our usual bedtime routine. She wanted eggs, bacon and toast which happens to be one of her favorite meals if she isn't in the mood for pancakes and fruit. I told her I would gladly make her that the next morning and I woke up the next morning and fixed that meal she requested.
When I went to bed that night I kept thinking about how sweet it was that she knew she could ask me to make her favorite breakfast and she had full confidence that I would do it. I want her and my son to remember me as the mom that was always paying attention to them. Whether that be playing their favorite game or making their favorite meal, I want them to know that I listen to the needs and wants they verbalize and don't verbalize.
It also made me think of our heavenly father. How often do we go to Him in full confidence that He will answer our prayers? I have to admit that oftentimes, I go to Him in full confidence and then let that confidence waver when I start to get impatient waiting for His answer. Or I start to forget that He already knows my needs and your needs. He knows exactly what we need well before we know that we need it.
Matthew 6:8 says, "Be not ye therefore like unto them: for your father knoweth what things ye have need of, before ye ask him."
My daughter knew that she could ask me to make her favorite breakfast and that I would keep my promise. I wouldn't just say that I would but I actually would get up the next morning and follow through. God is always speaking to me through my children, friends. He reminded me that I can trust Him with a childlike faith. He WILL follow through with His promises. He would't just talk the talk but actually walk the walk.
Perhaps you let your confidence in Him waver sometimes too? I want to encourage you to fully believe that He knows what is best for you.
He knows what you need before you even know you need it.
He hears the prayers that you speak to Him and the ones that are only etched across your heart.
He sees your struggles and your mess and can handle it all.
He loves you fiercely and knows your favorite breakfast and all the quirks that make up you, friend.