Are you tired of reading about my losing things? I hope not, because here comes another one! It’s short, but it was a mighty big lesson.
As the sun came up this morning, I was already dealing with some stressful issues. I’m not usually home on Saturday mornings, but once every two months, I sleep in because I’m not invited to the men’s fellowship breakfast. Today was that day. But the “sleep in” part eluded me.
I had been continuously emailing, texting, and calling various family members for several hours. I needed a break and figured a good Christmas movie would be the perfect way to unwind.
Still in my pajamas, I padded out to the great room and plopped onto the sofa. I reached for the remotes. One was missing. The one I had to have.
A few toys and blankets cluttered the area from “grandma-ing” the day before. I figured I’d find the gizmo if I did some straightening. So I straightened. I folded blankets. I reassembled the pile of newspapers and mail. No remote.
I reached deep into the recesses of the couch. No remote.
I lay flat on the floor with a flashlight panning under the couch. (I’ve never met a sofa with a more voracious appetite for anything small enough to slide between the cushions.) It was a last resort. No remote.
Then I remembered. I ought to ask the Lord to help me find it. So I stopped and asked for help.
And then . . .
A verse flew through my mind. Matthew 6:33 “But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you.” Here I was asking God to help me find something, and it was the first He’d heard from me all day!
In the midst of my crazy morning, I had forgotten to read my Bible or pray. I came to the horrid realization I’d turned to the television for comfort rather than the Lord!
I turned off the flashlight and sat down. I picked up my Bible.
I had brought my Bible from the bedroom with good intentions and set it on the footrest of the seat. I had laid it on top of the remote!
Do you think perhaps the Lord was trying to teach me a lesson? Pretty sure He was!
He knew I’d lost something. It wasn’t the television remote.
It was proper priorities.
Think I’ll ever learn? I’ll keep trying He’s still working on me!
“Being confident of this very thing, that He which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ.” Philippians 1:6