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Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Holy Spirit Promptings...Yes, They do Exist!

Once again, the Holy Spirit intervenes in my life...I read a similar thought in two different resources this morning. On page 10 of "I Surrender", Judy Dudich says about comparing ourselves to others (something I am VERY guilty of at times), "Rather, He sees each of us as if we were His only child."

Less than 15 minutes before that, I was reading an article in the daily meditation book "The Word Among Us" on seeing God during the Christmas season, as well as Jesus. The author was talking about misconceptions people have about God & the way He sees us. He quoted St. Augustine, "God loves each of us as if there were only one of us to love."

The Holy Spirit is definitely telling me something here!

I think that piggy-backs part of my need to work on #5 of the promises at the end of the first chapter in "I Surrender"...Serve my family as though I am serving the Master. If I treat each of my children & my husband as if they are the only ones I love, they have my full attention. This doesn't diminish the love I have for each one of them.

So, whether I am washing dishes, folding laundry, helping a child w/ a school lesson, or being interrupted for what seems like the umpteenth time, I can be fully in that moment. I can love each family member as if they are the only one I love. It shows them that I am making whatever they need from me at that particular moment more important than whatever I was doing.

On that note...I'm off to start making Christmas cookies w/ the Blessings. Each child has chosen a different cookie & will have me to themselves while we work together. I started this tradition a couple of years ago & they really love the time spent making cookies...just me & one child at a time!