Awhile back, we had.a couch set put up in the top rooms, but after some talking,decided to bring them down to the living room as we needed a new couch set. Seemed like a pretty good idea at the time and my mom seemed to think my son and I could do it with no problem. Feeling restless, I decided after a long day of work(bad idea as I was already tired!) to go ahead and tackle it. The recliner came down with barely any problems and so I felt quite confident that the couch would be the same. My son, as always, warned me that surely we should wait for someone and tonight really wasn't the best time. Bullheaded and impatient person that I can be,I declined the wait and wanted to get it over with. After all, the recliner did go down with a breeze,right?
Well midway down I realized my horrible error. This couch was indeed quite heavy and was nothing like the recliner.
My son thoroughly enjoyed the moment of being right and his mom being stuck between a wall and a couch. The huge thing loomed over me and I considered my life flash before my eyes, wondering how the tabloids would state my untimely death crushed by this couch. Not the way I had planned to go out, let me tell you.
The old Jill would have fussed and yelled at my son for his sarcastic humor, but as God has intervened in my life, I have been able to enjoy his jokes instead of getting angry. It was this humor that caused me to just sit down on the steps and laugh at such a predicament . I mean, really? This huge hunk of couch was stuck midway down, and if I couldn't get it down, customers would see it tomorrow as they came into my office downstairs. I was torn between laughter and tears. I was shaking with extreme exhaustion from tugging and pulling, but it was with my sons sense of humor and jokes that got pulled me through this horrendous moment. To laugh instead of cry. To enjoy this memory we were making instead of grumble,complain, and yell.
It was because of his humor and his joking words of encouragement that gave me renewed strength to get me through. It's just like our life with God. Many times I have been bullheaded and taken the bull by it's horns and charged through. Then, just like the couch, stuck, with no way out. It is finally, then, that I cry out to God to help me out of this situation that I put myself in.
I can guarantee you, I sat there and prayed for God to help me last night to move that couch.
It was stuck, no amount of pulling or moving was getting that couch anywhere. So I sat down and prayed,"God, You promise that all I need to do is ask and I will receive. So I ask, please that this couch gets unstuck so I can get it out of here before work tomorrow. I thank You for answering this prayer. Amen"
I took a deep breath, stood up, and though I hadn't been able to move it before , I tried anyways, because I knew all the times God has helped me get out of being stuck before. I grabbed the couch,tugged a little..and it shifted! It started to slide down the stairs with barely a problem. It took moments of struggling to finally realize that I needed to turn my problem to God and let Him help me out of the jam I had put myself into.
I thank God for the gift of humor He blessed my son with to pull me through, the patience and love to enjoy his humor, and always pulling me out of the jambs I put myself into.
What things so ever ye desire,when ye pray believe that ye receive them,and ye shall have them.
Strawberry Banana Grape Smoothie
Now lets talk about todays smoothie..by far the best for my kids as the green isn't so prominent..and honestly tasted pretty near awesome!
As before, chopped the packet before hand if you can-
packet includes about
1 1/2c strawberries
1c green grapes
2 chopped bananas
1 tsp flax seed
added to blend
1 small container of greek strawberry yoghurt
1/2c soy milk
1/2 c green tea
2TB stevia or agave (sweeten to taste preference
serving size was about 3 smoothies for me and my kids