Today over at Bill Grandi blog post I had an "epiphany" moment. That's a moment when you feel that you understand or suddenly become conscious of something that is important to you.
I heard that word last night from one of the ladies in my bible study, she had an "epiphany moment" concerning a truth that was being taught in the study.
I thought to myself, Lord, I need one of those moment about a certain issue that is causing me to struggle.
A year ago we, along with our son, wife and three children decided to rent a house together. I won't bore you with the reasons we felt we needed to do this but I can with all assurance tell you , God was in this.
But even when God is in something does not mean there will smooth sailing. It goes without saying , we love our family and they love us but again that does not mean all is well. Living together even in the best of days is busier then it was when we had our own place. Being 69 years old carries with it some issues, one being we need more quiet, we need to rest more than those younger then us. I remember my mother visiting us when our children were little and our house, as she put it, was like a three ring circle. It felt normal to me, BUT NOW I UNDERSTAND WHERE SHE WAS COMING FROM.
Here is the phrase on Bill's post that explain my struggle with our living arrangement. I quote Bill, "It was the first uninterrupted 4-5 hours we have had in a long time." Thanks Bill, that is my issue, we lost our time of not being interrupted, and that has been a struggle for me.
Paul Tripp says it well: