The mouse that frequented the counter space behind my toaster must have enjoyed the buffet of forgotten breadcrumbs we provided it – because it kept coming back.
And, judging from the “presents” it left for us, I knew it was telling me that it was enjoying its stay.
But I wasn’t.
Each time I saw evidence of that mouse, I’d remove everything from the counter and clean it with a good antibacterial spray. I knew from the get go that mouse needed to leave.
So, I asked my husband to do the deed, and he worked as humanely as possible placing a bit of peanut butter in a trap that would capture the mouse but not kill it.
He placed the trap back where the toaster had been, and we hoped for the best.
But the trap that had caught many a mouse already for us was no match for this toaster mouse. Click here to read more on this Christian Devotional BlogGet free devotions sent directly to your inbox
Who is God?
He cares what you think about. Your thoughts can affect your outlook on life and your attitude towards others and yourself. God wants these thoughts to line up with His Word so that you can live a blessed life.
I woke up early and started my usual stretching routine that morning -- twisting and turning a bit so I’d be limber for the day.
During one of my stretches, I hit the floor and read from my little daily prayer calendar.
In it, there was a powerful message about maintaining good family relationships and a scripture reference to the phrase: “Repairer of the Breach” stuck with me throughout the week.
My calendar, “The Power of a Praying Parent,” based on the book by Stormie Omartian, said this: “God tells of all the wonderful things that will happen when we fast and pray. He says, ‘You shall raise up the foundations of many generations; and you shall be called the Repairer of the Breach’ (Isaiah 58:12).
"God wants us to restore unity, to maintain the family bonds in the Lord, and to leave a spiritual inheritance of solidarity that can last for generations.”
Looking up the word “breach,” on Dictionary.com
, I found it to mean: “an infraction or violation, as of a law, trust, faith, or promise and a severance of friendly relations.”
If you’ve lived a few years relating to others on this planet, I’m guessing you know, just like me, exactly what a breach is.Click here to read more on this Christian Devotional BlogGet free devotions sent directly to your inbox.
Who is God?
God loves your family even more than you do. And He loves it when we "dwell together in unity" (Psalm 133:1b).