Tuesday, December 4, 2007

My ears are full too

Maybe that would be a good response to the common, "You've sure got your hands full!"

It's so noisy I can hardly think. And there are so many things I'd like to think about and read about and figure out. For now I guess I'll try to enjoy all the sounds of my children because I know when they are grown I'll miss their funny noises and quirky comments.

Sweet babbling fills my ears.
Ella has recently joined in on the talking. Her babababaing is so cute

The prayers of my children fill my ears. Yesterday I had a really hard time holding in the laughter as Kate prayed before bed. She tends to have a sort of stream of consciousness way of praying- with eyes squinted open a little she'll look around to decide what to pray about. She thanked God for food and drinks and clothes and toys and books. Then she proceeded to say, "too much clothes and too much toys and too much books." I was thinking I agreed until I realized her "too much" was a good thing so "when our clothes are dirty we have more clothes and when we have to sell some of our toys we have more toys and when we lose some of our books we have more books." Oh, my Kate!

Laughter fills my ears. Thankfully, along with the bickering and whining, there is a lot of laughter at our house!

who knew apples could be so funny?

making faces in one of the fun mirrors at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago

I am reading The Pursuit of God by A.W. Tozer right now. In reading this thought provoking book, I am realizing how pathetic my pursuit of God has been; how I am so easily satisfied with brief encounters and short conversations rather than searching, groping, reaching, longing to know Him, the person of God! I want to hear Him, to deepen my receptiveness to His voice! A prayer by Tozer at the end of chapter 6-

"Lord, teach me to listen. The times are noisy and my ears are weary with the thousand raucous sounds which continuously assault them. Give me the spirit of the boy Samuel when he said to Thee, 'Speak, for thy servant heareth.' Let me hear thee speaking in my heart. Let me get used to the sound of Thy voice, that its tones may be familiar when the sounds of earth die away and the only sound will be the music of Thy speaking voice. Amen."

I pray God will help us busy mothers, whose ears are filled with the sounds of our children, to be even more filled with the sounds of His voice!

1 comment:

Janet said...

What a great post. I feel the same- that I haven't done enough to further my relationship with God. Thanks for the reminder.