I had been dreading yesterday, Saturday, all summer long. The last Saturday of September is the day papa has to clean up his "toys" and put them away for the winter - Precious 1 (Malibu Ski boat) and Precious 2 (pontoon). All week I was focused on Saturday and was not looking forward to it. It is a lot of work and not much fun - plus it means the end of the boating season. I was happy that most of the work is done by other family members who came to help - Thank you all of you that helped - still I wish the day would never come - almost.
How is your next week looking? Any days that you are dreading because you know whats ahead? Well don't - don't do like I did, you have a greater possibility of missing God's blessing if you are not looking for his blessing. I missed one and didn't even know it - until it was too late. I was going to go with my daughter to pick up pizza and missed that one-on-one 30 minute father/daughter time. I was "too busy" barking orders and worried about time constraints. That evening it hit me - "I blew it!'
But God had another blessing for me and this one I did not miss! Darla had a part in this as well.
At 5PM - after a long day and trying to get the last boat wrapped up, my niece informed me that someone was stopping by to see me. She had heard the discussion a few minutes earlier at another house here on the campgrounds. She did not know who they were but thought I should know. Shortly a car drove up and a man got out who I did not recognize, then a 9 year old girl got out! Tears began to flow - it was Brittany! You will have to go back to papa's older posts (July 21, 2008) to find her story - but papa has been praying for this girl all summer. I had plans to find this girl and give her a Bible. she is living w/grandparents because of "unfortunate" parental issues. I finally met her grandparents - very nice people.
When Darla and her family came on Labor Day they brought a brand new children's Bible with them for Brittany! I had hoped she would be here yet this summer season - but I gave up. I gave the Bible to Brittany's pastor who was here on the camp last Thursday. Today, Sunday, she should have that Bible in her hands! Thank you Jesus! I explained to Brittany that her pastor has the Bible.
That dreaded day you are concerned about? God has some blessings for you that day. Make sure that as you get up that day that you have surrendered that day to him - ask him to help you not to miss the blessings of the day!