I don’t know why this is on my mind today…but I wanted to share
In my small group at Mom Life (a local MOPS-type group) our mentor challenged us on our ‘first world’ thinking last semester
Some examples go like this:
My dishwasher is broke
I don’t have gas in my lawnmower
Our kids may have to share a bedroom
We can’t decide where to go out to eat
I ran out of hangers for all my clothes in my closet
Our internet is down
My cell phone died and I don’t have my charger with me
My toilet needs to be cleaned
Lately we’ve been trying to change the way we pray, too.
Instead of asking, “God, will you bless this situation?”
We’re asking, “God, reveal to us the blessing in this situation.”
Trying Deciding to move the focus of our thoughts, decisions, time management, and possessions (and so much more) OFF of us and ONTO how God has intended them to be used for HIS glory is H.A.R.D.
And the fact that it is so hard is:
and an excuse we use to continue sinning
God, we thank you for water to be able to wash the dishes that we use to eat on the abundance of food that is available to us. Continue giving us opportunities to invite friends, neighbors, and even enemies into
our YOUR home so that You can be glorified through shared meals, prayer for one another, fellowship, and accountability. Use our thoughts and words to magnify You, and not us. Get me out of your way.