Back when I first started blogging, I posted what I called the Bravo, Bravo God post. To me, these were the moments when you just want to stop and look heavenward with applauds to the only One who deserves it. These are the moments when you realize that you deserve nothing and yet, He continues to bless you with the Bravo moments of life.
Today was a Bravo God day... one in which the tears so gratefully flowed down my face in awe of the One who made me. I am nothing and yet, He never fails to show me how much He loves me.
The home school loop that I am a member of sent out an email about a trip to see a Lego exhibit. Legos are Benjamin's all-time favorite toy in the world. Anytime he has ANY money, it goes to buy Legos. In fact his recent loss of his front tooth gave him money for Legos. When the email crossed my site, I froze as I looked down to see that my calendar was full with a work day for me. Each dime I make at this point is going toward our surviving our ending unemployment...there isn't time to take off. My heart sank. I went to the Lord with my mommy guilt. Surely, there was some way for me to be obedient in making income and Benjamin not suffering loss.
After a business meeting at my house, where my brain is being stretched on information about essential oils, I stepped out of my "can do it all myself" mentality and asked for assistance. I asked another mother if she would mind if Benjamin went with her and her family to the exhibit.
As I told Benjamin that he would be going to the Lego exhibit, he looked up with a smile, "this is the best week ever!" I nodded thinking, "yes, Lord it is...thank you so much for hearing my heart." Another wonderful Christian mother stood in for me and let my child attend with his friends.
I went off to work so grateful for a Lord who cares about the little things.
I finished my job to come home to another Bravo moment. Another son crucified his flesh...stepped out in obedience to God and gave his mom the best gift ever....a wise, obedient son. God had told him to do something..something that, the day before wouldn't have been a sacrifice and yet, on this day, while going to deliver his sacrificial offering of obedience, an event blindsided him that would push his flesh to fight back with a "no, keep the offering"! He didn't say "no" to God, even when he flesh was hurting. He was obedient.
This mother has and continues to pray that all my children, their spouses and grandchildren will walk with the Lord Jesus Christ all the days of their life. I pray they all will bow their knees to the King of Kings. My oldest gave me a gift that can't be bought or sold....................He obeyed His Savior and Lord and gained a great victory over his flesh.
As I go through my photo albums, grabbing pictures for my second son's wedding in two weeks, I replay all the years of parenting...all 29 years. I soak in the fact that God has never left us or forsaken us... His word is true. I had even sent a picture to our oldest this week of his younger brother on his back, with the comment..."you have always been and still are... the BEST BIG BROTHER."
So today............. having searched and struggled for words, I close with this..............
Bravo, Bravo God!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
3 John 1:4 "I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth."