The sun was out. LOVE that. Driving with the sun roof open. Gotta love that. ( I have wanted a sunroof, all my “driving” life–(Ok- I’ve always WANTED a Red Mustang Convertible.. but car seats are a tight squeeze- and the expense it ridiculous) -I love finally having one-(sunroof- not a mustang) albeit in my old, permanent marker -drawn on truck. Yeah…permanent marker—- long story- funny- but- for another day;)
Sunshine was warming my face while I drove. Radio— was definitely louder than necessary. I hate McDonald’s — But— I was Lovin’ IT!!!
Then, the wind picked up.(or my car sped up— I don’t remember which.. ok- probably the later…sunshine and loud music makes me drive faster. I’m HUMAN!)
Anyway- the wind started whipping my hair, into my mouth. I HATE that. I looked in the mirror— this is NOT helping my HAIR.
I reached up- to close the sunroof—- then, that little voice- from the backseat- (my Noah- not God) started laughing.
“Mommy— your hair is DANCING!!!!” I looked in the mirror.
That’s not exactly how I saw it. I was thinking something a little more like– “My hair’s gonna be a mess when we get there.. I better close the sunroof- or I’ll look like an idiot.”
Being the perfectionistic freak, that I am..I almost missed the party. I didn’t even know it WAS one.
(the party my hair was having)
I decided- NOT this time.
Instead of closing the sunroof- (the next thing would be to turn DOWN the radio- that always follows- closing sunroof) – – I turned UP the radio… (it will be ME getting ticketed for this- not my teens)
Then- Noah and I sang at the top of our lungs—(“Ancient of Days” then Third Day’s- “God of Wonders” (badly- on my part- I must say) Noah- me and my hair- all dancing in the wind and sun in my truck. THAT’S a party. That’s a dance. Something , NOT to miss.
The MOPS theme for next year is John 10:10 “I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full. “
Maybe It WAS God’s voice thru Noah- after all…. a little reminder- to lighten up. Enjoy the day.
I think- I limit God’s fullness in my life- in all kinds of lame little , self imposed ways- like closing the sunroof- on a sunny day. Cause I’m worried about my hair. Or, by wearing too much black– “cause colors/patterns would make me look fat.”
When, I really LOVE brilliant colors. (Yeah- I know- BEING fat is making me look fat- NOT colors) There are probably in LOADS of other little things- that I do as well. I think God wants to work on me, in this area. There have been lots of other things that God wanted to work on- that weren’t as pleasant;) — this one, sounds pretty good to me…
Stay tuned- I’ll keep you posted. 😉
I am so glad- that God reminds us of His truths- with the “still, small voice” even though- sometimes- for me- it sounds an awful lot like Noah— from the backseat.
Dear Lord- I pray you’ll help me to ENJOY the life you’ve given me… the wind the sun- all of it Lord- help me not to limit you- because of my lame ideas of “correctness”- or “perfection” I love you Lord- and want MORE of you. Help me to live FULLY! amen