Every morning I wake up to the sound of chirping birds, singing their love songs to God. I often wonder how it is that birds are so cheerful, even on cloudy days. When the skies were overcast and I wanted nothing more than just to sleep, even the sound of those cheerful birds didnít rouse me.
Sleep is a big word for me. A new mother of an active toddler, Iíve developed an appreciation for mothers of two or more children, especially, who have succeeded at parenting, despite the odds, the challenges, and the struggles. They are an inspiration to me and help me to see what it means to be balanced.
I canít help but to ask God, ďokay, Lord, another day of work, work, work. How do you expect me to do this?Ē Working a full time job and balancing family life had been quite a challenge Ė both hectic, and nauseating at times. Wanting to give up at the end of each day, I only woke up the next morning to a nest of chirping birds, seemingly reminding me that Godís mercies are new every morning.
Iíve found that in spite of the difficulties life brings, Godís presence is always there. He lets me know that He is with me and that Heíll never leave me lonely. Even in my daily challenges, which may seem minute and trivial to others, but obviously roadblocks to me, God is an ever present help. What a faithful Savior!
As I look up at the morning skies through my bedroom window, I see a vast array of colors: hues of blue, red, and yellow. The sun gently rising on the horizon and spreading a host of brilliant colors my way, I have a sudden moment of clarity; a certainty that God is faithful. Just as He transforms the night sky into a beautiful morning tapestry, I rest assure that He has every intention of turning our lives into that panorama of beautyÖthe kind of beauty that only results from our every day challenges in life.
Demetria Zinga is the founder and owner of www.faith-media.com, a technology and consulting firm which specializes in web design and hosting, graphics and print designs, internet marketing, and e-training. She is also the founder of www.christianladies.net, an interactive ezine, blog, and podcast for Christian women.