I never make the time to do it though. I'm always running past him, getting ready for work, getting the kids ready, taking the puppy out...
The same goes in the evenings. Adam prays with each one of the kids while I'm doing a thousand other things. I go in and sing with the kids later, which is part of our routine. Adam and I each have our own "thing" and it works. I always think of what a good example he is for the kids.
What hit me though, is what a good example he is for me.
Anyone who knows me, knows that I love to talk. A lot. There is nothing more fun for me than to be with someone or a great group of friends to laugh and chat the day away. In establishments such as...oh, I don't know, say church for instance...this usually doesn't go over very well.
My Gram would always put her hand on my knee during a church service and whisper, "Be still and know that I am God". What she meant by this was to stop talking with your friends and pay attention. Pay attention to what God is saying. Stop doing what you're doing and listen to what He wants.
This would drive me crazy. So much so that throughout the years, it almost became a running joke. When I was older and sat in a different (cool) section with my friends, all Gram would have to do was give me that "look" and the words came through.
She's been gone for a couple of years now but I still feel her with me everyday. Yesterday in particular, was unbelievable.
Adam sat and did his devotions as I got up to get ready. For whatever reason, I stopped and sat beside him.
"Read out loud."
"Read what you're reading out loud so I can hear."
As he went back to the beginning, the subject for the day was...you guessed it..."Be still and know that I am God". I got the biggest smile and shook my head. The verse was, Psalm 46:10.
Getting up to take a shower, I turned some music on. Imagine how much I freaked out when this played first thing, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lHlbnNUHQGI&feature=kp
I literally just stood there.
The kicker was, when I got to work, a patient's wife walked straight up to me in the hall and just handed me a devotional book. Totally random...just handed it to me. The craziest part? Her husband is staying in the exact same room my Gram used to be in when she was there. I'm not even kidding.
Needless to say. Tomorrow morning, I will wake up beside Adam and stop before I start the day. I'll take the simple few minutes to focus on what's really important. Tomorrow night I'll stop doing chores for five minutes to go in and pray with Adam and the kids before I go in for "my turn".
I'll remember that it's not all about the hustle and bustle in life, but instead, for what God wants us to do with the life He's given us while we're here.
I will be still - and know that He is God. (Insert smile remembering Gram.)