Hi! I’m Melina, homeschooling mother of 11 and Grandmelina to 2!
Dear Jesus, I come before you today. Open my heart and my mind as I read Matthew. Help me to understand what You are trying to say to me, and to see what You are trying to show me. I love You.
You can read your own Bible or read an online version like the one below. I like to use my own Bible so I can highlight, circle and underline those things that stand out for me.
Father, Lord of heaven and earth, to you I offer praise; for what you have hidden from the learned and the clever you have revealed to the merest children.
I recently read how as we grown up we lose the wonder we had as children. The learned and the clever, or us as adults, are able to explain away any wonder that is presented to us by God, yet what we are called to do is to look on in wonder and offer God praise. We can praise Him for the small everyday wonders as well as the big wonders. When we do, we will regain that awe that we had as children. My husband has this awe, and when I see it in him it is a reminder to me.
Come to me all you who are weary and find life burdensome, and I will refresh you.
Life isn’t meant to be lived without God. He created us and He calls us to Himself. We are called to praise Him, but also to trust Him. It is only when I try to do things on my own that life becomes weary and burdensome. When there is no one else to lean on, God is always there to turn to. Trust. And allow God in. That’s my challenge. To let God in so He can take over. I need to step back so that God can once again by center of my life. It’s amazing how often I let him slip from the center…
YOUR TURN! What has God spoken to your heart today?