Sometimes good intentions don't get the job done! After injuring my knee further and spending most of the morning in water therapy and at the doctor's office, I now am walking with a cane AND a boot. This is really gonna slow this girl down! But never fear... I've got FAMILY and FRIENDS!
Brenda arrived at my house to clean. While she did that, I was able to make my list of phone calls and do school work on the computer. Then, I got to sit and be encouraged by reading my daughter-in-love's blog about our 2 grand-girls. Afterwards, Brenda chauffered me to the University where I had a meeting and office work. A professor friend helped me gather my files for an hour and a half to prepare for the testing I'm giving all day tomorrow. Chauffeur Steve arrived just in time for my friend to carry my files to his truck while I hobbled along.
As I thought more about being "Poor in spirit!" I knew that I was being taught today in multiple ways. I cannot do life on my own strength! Humility! Non-resistance! Service! Love! Those were all in my face today!
Also "in my face" today was my GRANDdaughter C. Oh, she is not here! But some things she has done/said recently remind me of the "poor in spirit heart of a child".
"C" story #1 remind me to BE poor in spirit, BE mournful when things go wrong, BE meek enough to be moldable:
When "J" commented, "Sad," "C" piped up, "What's sad, mom?"
"J" said, "I was just sad the ice cream place had closed, but it is fine."
"C" immediately said, "We need to pray for it. And then maybe it can open back up."
"J" and "J" smiled. Then they prayed. And they thank God for this moldable little heart and the ways He's already working in it.