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Mary is the co-author of The Grandparent Connection: 365 Ways to Connect With Your Grandchild's Heart.
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Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Was God Sleeping?

Tuesday's Grand Connection Thought
by Mary May Larmoyeux

One of our grands is trying to stop sucking her thumb ... trying. The other day I said: “Did you ask God to help you?”

“Yes,” she replied, “But He must have been sleeping.”

A smile crept from my lips. "Let's see what the Bible says about God sleeping," I said and looked up "sleep" in the index. Turning to Psalm 121:4, I said, “He who watches over you will not slumber [sleep].”

“Honey, does God sleep?”

“No,” she said, pausing for about a half of a second. “I guess I wasn’t listening.”

Somehow her words struck me as quite profound: I wasn't listening. I wonder how many times God speaks to me and I'm not listening.

Psalm 81:13a says, “If my people would but listen to me." (NIV)

The Message, a Bible paraphrase, words this same verse a little differently: "Oh, dear people, will you listen to me now?"

Today, I'm gong to make an effort to be still and listen. Really listen.

Have a great week,

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Anonymous said...

Mary,what a beautiful and thought provoking message. Years ago you told me to select one thought to use throughout the day. Mine is, “Be still and know that I am God.” It is calming. Blessings, Rita

Sharon Ball said...

I was a thumb-sucker too. From what my mom tells me, it took awhile for me to break the habit. Every now and then I see adults sucking their thumbs and it looks so ridiculous. Glad mom--and God--helped me to get over the habit.

Mary May Larmoyeux said...

Rita, love the verse you use throughout the day!

Sharon, one of our grands was a thumb sucker. That's a hard habit to break!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful, Mary. So true. Blessings, Rita