In case you can't read it, the board says:
"INTO EACH DAY PUT EQUAL PARTS OF FAITH,
PATIENCE, COURAGE, WORK, HOPE, FIDELITY,
LIBERALITY, KINDNESS, REST, PRAYER, MEDITATION,
AND ONE WELL SELECTED SOLUTION, PUT IN
ABOUT ONE TEASPOONFUL OF GOOD SPIRITS, A DAY OF
FUN, A PINCH OF FOLLY, A SPRINKLE OF PLAY, AND A
CUPFUL OF GOOD HUMOR."
Maybe you are thinking this list sounds so positive and fun. I am thinking this list makes me tired beyond belief.
When I read it, it immediately makes me think of all the years that I have strived to be a good wife and mother. You know what I mean...
- Wake up early
- Have at least a 30 minute devotional time.
- Go to Bible study every week without fail.
- Make sure the children are polite to everyone.
- Make sure the house is clean.
- Do everything just right and don't disappoint anyone or yourself.
- The list could go on and on.
Somehow, I think we make these things up because we think it will make God happy with us. I've come to believe that God is as puzzled as we become when we try to achieve all of this perfection ~especially in one day.Guess what? I have some encouragment. All God cares about is your heart and whether it is His.
The Bible says in 2 Chronicles 16:9:
"For the eyes of the LORD move to and fro throughout the earth that He may strongly support those whose heart is completely His."
Don't get me wrong! Having a time with the Lord, Bible study, etc. are important in the life of the believer but if you do them and your heart is not fixated on Jesus Christ, you will not recieve the life and refreshment that God wants you to have. He wants your heart, the center of your life and nothing less. Your heart is the spring board from which everything else flows.
From the Rooftop:
IS YOUR HEART HIS?
Don't just go through the motions.
God is supporting you.
He will lift you up.
I am praying for you that you will spend your days in confidence that a Mighty Heavenly Father is supporting you because you have given your heart to Him.