My morning started out like that! Let me paint the scene for you....
After drinking 1/2 cup of coffee I suddenly drop the cup spilling coffee onto my kitchen floor. I cleaned it up. I fix another cup of coffee took one sip and suddenly dropped it on my kitchen counter spilling it on the counter, the floor and wetting one piece of mail I intended on mailing out.
I then just casually notice that the wall phone (yes I still have a wall phone as well as cordless phones) has splattered coffee on it so I go to wipe it off and apparently I picked up at the same time someone was calling in. So, I hear a voice at the other end say, "Is this the high school? (people are always getting our numbers confused) Of course I say no, you have the wrong number.
Image creditThe lady apologizes, I hang up the phone and wipe it off. The phone rings again.....Same lady, same wrong number. FOR A 3rd TIME, the phone rings...guess who??????? YES! Same lady, wrong number.
I finally get ready to leave my house and begin grabbing my daily gear...the cell phone, my water bottle, and my lunch. I opened the door to go to my car to put my daily carry-with-me items in the car and as I go to close the door I feel something slimy and wet all over my hand! OH YES...none other than a green frog and he peed on me!
Image CreditI sling the green frog to the other side of my porch as it scared me too death and of course went to wash my hands. By this time I am really thinking out loud, "LORD, is there something going on today that I need to know? Then I made my last round as I always do before leaving my house to make sure all lights are off and there was my answer!!!! Barely sticking out from underneath a pillow on my couch was my daily devotional book! The very place where I normally sit in the mornings to have my coffee and spend time alone with God...to talk to Him and hear from Him.....I stopped! Sat down on my couch and asked God to forgive me for not beginning my day with Him.
But then I laughed....and I laughed...and I laughed!
Image creditOur Lord has a sense of humor and He does loves us regardless!
My devotional was based on James 1:2 "Dear brothers and sisters, when troubles come your way, consider it an opportunity for great joy." All I could do was laugh! The Lord has a way even in the small, mundane, and crazy things in our life to get our attention! He got MINE this morning!
Hugs and blessings my friends,