Key Verse: Numbers 6:26 “The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face shine upon you and be gracious to you; the Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace.”
You feel it now. It is going to be one of those weeks. The ones where the
laundry may somewhat get completed and probably not folded or put away because the kids and husband will need to wear what you wash immediately; those weeks that the dishes seem taller than the house because you are too busy running kids to practice and games and then you have church and ministry to also plug in. Those weeks that the floors do not get vacuumed at least every other day in an effort to keep the dog hair and dust bunnies from a complete takeover of your home.
You just got it, huh? It’s okay. I would like to deny that I have those weeks of feeling like a complete failure as a mom and keeper of our home. I often wonder what it would be like to have a maid on staff at our home, but then I realize I am that maid and it just isn’t going to get done if I don’t do it myself.
Here is the great news. Who cares? I know you may care if your house isn’t cleaned to your liking on a daily basis, but the reality of the situation is that you are not going to be frowned upon, disliked or even die if your house and chores are not done when you would like them to be done. You are doing far more important things. What important things, you may ask. Well, feeding into the lives of your family through
time that you will never get back again, giving complete attention to the conversation your husband is needing to have with you, preparing your heart for a Jesus encounter in the midst of your chaotic week, just to name a few.
There can be peace in the
chaos. Where do you find that peace and how do you keep it when you feel like you could lose your sanity at any moment? It is found in praying God’s Word into your life. In Numbers 6:26 we find a prayer that Moses was instructed to tell Aaron how he was to bless the Israelites, “The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face shine upon you and be gracious to you; the Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace.” You can take this prayer and make it personal between you and God.
Lord, I pray that You will bless me and keep me in Your will. I pray that You will shine on me and show me grace. Turn Your face toward me and give me peace this day and this week as I walk what seems like crazy! Amen.
There is always going to be something that we run into that will change our day or plans. Embrace it! It just may be a divine Jesus encounter that could be the best blessing you have ever had!