I know that there is nothing better for men than to be happy and do good while they live. That everyone may eat and drink, and find satisfaction in all his toil—this is the gift of God.
Ecclesiastes 5:18-19

Sunday, February 20, 2011

How great is the love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! –1 John 3:1

I'm not sure if anyone else is feeling this way, but I feel like I am being swallowed up in this great big world around me. There is never a break, never time for friends, and never any time to complete my to do list. Everytime I turn around there is laundry to do, events to attend, school and homework to do, work, toilets to clean, laundry, meals to prepare, Dr.'s appts, dentist appointments, LOTS of practices to attend, bills to pay, laundry, phone calls to return, emails to read, extra-curricular activities to drive the kids to, and oh yeah, did I mention laundry?? LOL Somewhere in there I try to find quiet time with my husband, a good book, a catch-up phone call here and there, and down time with my kids. I rarely accomplish all these things. I rarely feel successful and I rarely go to bed saying to myself "I am a good Mom, wife, friend, employee, secretary, and taxi driver." I don't believe many women say this to themselves because our nature is to think of all the things we did wrong that day. We lay there tossing and turning, comparing ourselves to other women, and wishing we were like them. Well, I have had enough of that!! I am who I am with reason and purpose and so are you!
My prayer for myself has been that God would somehow reveal to me all the wonderful things He sees in me. He looks at us with so much love. He is proud to call us daughter. We are His and were created in His own image, and no matter what we might fail at, at the end of the day, he longs to tuck us in tight, watch over and keep us as we sleep in His peace. Why is this so hard to accept? I mean, everynight we tuck our kids in tight, pray over them, tell them how proud we are of them, and no matter what they did that day, we have a undeniable, unexplainable, and unfathomable love for them that no one can ever take away. How much more does the Father love us?

I hope to get drawn back into blogging, and eventually fill you all in on the highlights of our lives. For now, this is what I have...........I hope you are being tucked in tight at night, wrapped up in the Father's peace, and feeling His wondrous love for you!!!

1 comment:

Jeanne said...

Jennifer, this blog has me completely moved to tears. Such truth! I hate that I do exactly what you have typed on this page...but I love the hope that God had you offer at the end. When you talk about how we tuck our children in bed (that whole part I won't retype the entire thing) it struck something inside of me. Thank you for this anointed reminder!