Tonight... I came in from taking pictures.
I uploaded them from my camera.
I put Jonah's pajamas on.
I grabbed a glass of water from my kitchen...
And while I was drinking it... gazing off into the wild blue yonder...
I noticed a bowl of ripe green apples... I'd bought earlier this week sitting on my stove top.
I could almost taste that apple...
I wanted one. So badly.
But with much to do... I ignored my craving.
I got Jonah into bed.
I straightened up his room.
I checked on my pictures.
Thirty or so minutes went by...
I jumped on facebook...
I ran to take the towels out of the dryer and as I passed by the kitchen.
There they were again.
I don't even like green apples... and I wanted one so badly.
And once again... I resisted the craving.
Two hours later... While I was wiping off the kitchen counter... and turning off lights.
I walked over to the stove... and decided to indulge in a tasty apple..
I wanted one so badly.
As my hand reached for the bowl... I felt extreme heat.
My senses jumped awake.
I checked the stove...
The burner had been left on.
If I would have looked closer earlier...
I would have noticed that the second row of apples were completely cooked.
It was very... very hot.
I instantly grabbed the fruit bowl off the stove... and turned the burner down.
And then it hit me.
It really... really hit me.
God had been taking care of me.
He was watching over myself and my little family.
He was the one that had made those apples suddenly look so appetizing.
I sat down a moment.. and I just had to thank him.
The ruler of the universe.... took a moment in his busy schedule...
To watch over ...a little nothing like me.
The burner had been on for several hours... and possibly could have burned down our home... in the middle of the night.
It was a grasp of reality for me..
Not just the green apples...
The thought... how many other times... has the Lord tried to use my hearing...
or my sight..
or my touch...
....to change a situation.
To save a life.
Thank you, Lord... for those green apples and the understanding that came with them.
Help me to never doubt you have complete control over my life...
and never fear what the next moment may hold.
But to trust you...
And to be still... and listen.