Sunday, October 10, 2010

Priorities

Wow - have I really not posted in a week and a half? I just can't seem to catch up these days!! Between teaching, ministry work, garage sale preps, traveling to Austin, dealing with a flea infestation (YUCK!), dr. appointments, half marathon training, being mom, wife, daughter, sister, friend - I am treading water.

In the midst of the past few weeks and through my BSF bible study of the book of Isaiah, I've been truly convicted about my priorities. How am I spending my hours? minutes? seconds? I get so caught up in the busyness of life and checking off things on my to do list at times. Things. And although most of these things are positive including the people I love dearly in my life, they are becoming my top priority. I am not reveling in God's word daily and putting my relationship with Him first. I am making idols of my things - even in ministry and serving - it's about doing and being busy a lot of the time and not being still and just simply BEING in HIS presence. I have fallen to idolatry as I've let other things come before my Lord and Savior. No wonder I feel like I'm treading water!! I ask for your prayers as I am struggling in having my priorities reflect my heart. It's a daily choice I must make and He is longing for me to come to Him with all my heart, all my soul and all my strength.

And because I can't not post for this long and not share a picture, here is a cute one of my sweeties! I hope to post this next week about so much - Eden's 22 month, our unofficial waitlist number (#68!), fleas, big girl Claire, our trip to Austin, our garage sale Saturday, my mom's amazing wreaths/baskets, marathon team runners - I'm so behind!

3 comments:

Aubrey said...

Girl, I totally feel you. I am feeling the same way. God is very much convicting me on so many levels with BSF. I was hit twice when our pastor this week mentioned simplifying. Stop saying you're too busy for God and His work. Wow! I get it.

I'll be praying for you!!!

The Young Family said...

Your girls are SOOO CUTE!

dan and rachel said...

absolutely DARLING picture! so wonderful to see you today!

XO!