Friday, March 12, 2010

Set Your Minds on Things Above...

" It is for freedom that Christ has set us free"
Galations 5:1

"Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the sinful nature with it's passions and desires. Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit."
 Galations 5:24-25

Well, it's another day. Do you ever think about that? "Another Day". Do you let the days go by just marking them off on your calendar to get to the weekend or to the summer vacation? 

Or do you "get through another day"? 

I woke this morning thinking about my last few days. My schedule, what I have focused my attention on the last few days, what I have allowed myself to "focus" on. What I "wanted" to focus on...and to do. 

This is what I WANT to focus on and do:

~ be a model of love, consistancy, and patience to my children. 

-~to engage them in their level of play and learning

-~to be "joyful" at all times in the "mundane" activities of every day and be a model of "Joy" in the lives of my children.

~ to "bless" my husband by "thinking of him and what would be a blessing to him". To feed him meals that will bless him for healthy living and be a delight to his palate.

-~to "sit and stand and at every opportunity" share the Life of Christ with my children that it would be instilled in them as life blood as they grow older. 

- to order my days with productive activities and quiet moments together. 


But as I look at the last few days...and yesterday being one with all my little lovies home...this is what I see:


~ a cal, from my addiction, to the kitchen to eat food that will not benefit my body. 

~ hiding from my children as I sneak the forbidden chocolate that I hunger to escape that my "temple" will function well.

-~I start to work with the children to organize the guest room and my obsession with my blog lures me to my office desk to write, to tweek, to add...it came full force to me yesterday a memory from 2007 of my work with the MIZERO Children of Rwanda and how my mind obsessed on tasks that built that tour and caused me to compete with the needs of my family. And realized that my blog and it's creative and relational outlet is beginning to lead me away from my heart's desires for my family instead of compliment it as it has done.



-~the children came to me with desires to do this or that and I heard from my mouth, "In a minute. Wait." ...too many times. 

~ And as the approach of the dinner hour came closer I found that I grabbed a jar of spagetti and pasta and made the easiest meal. Not that that is wrong, per say, but that I want to move beyond the jar and box to truly healthy thought out meals as a constant. 



So, after being in the Word this morning and needing to share my heart, wondering if I'm not alone on this one. = ) I want to "build more and more, Christ living and active in the lives of my children" and with that comes moderation, sacrifice, and renewing of the mind by feeding on the Word.

May this be a day of continued movement towards our true heart's desires as Moms and wives and daughters of the King. 

Peace of the Lord be with you ALL!

3 comments:

Camille said...

What a great post! May the Lord give you (and me) daily what we need to be the Wife and Mother we are called to!

Have a lovely day!
Camille

Cheryl said...

So encouraged to have you visit today, Camille! YES! Jesus...give us breath!

Peace,
Cheryl

Grace said...

Wow. Wow. Wow. Great post. Yes about the blog obsession (my words), yes about telling the children "just a sec" all day, yes about dinner procrastination. I've been convicted of this lately.

I think I'll blog about it soon too (in HIS time, not mine). But in the meantime, know that I'm right there with you. The enemy is tricky. Calling us away from our TRUE calling all day long. I listen to his prompting way too often. :(

Seeking FIRST HIS kingdom with you my sweet friend!

~Grace