Jul 10 2012

Well Done

You’ve been hearing a new song on K-LOVE from Moriah Peters called “Well Done”.

It reminds me of the verse in the bible, "The master said, 'Well done, my good and faithful servant.” –Matthew 25:23

I don’t know about you, but that always gives me chills when I hear the possibility that someday, God will say to you and I, “Well Done”. Even if no one else notices how hard your working, how diligent you are, God does.

For example, take the job of parenting.  It feels like such a giant responsibility, but  eventually you have to let go, and hope your children make good decisions. But, what happens when they choose a different path?

Maybe you can remember a time when you decided to believe differently than your parents, or maybe you have a child going doing that to you right now.

I admit that scares me.  I’m a rookie when it comes to that.  I have three children, under 6, so most of my time is trying to put in all the good stuff about God, so it’s there when they need it.

I saw this movie over the weekend, about this young woman who grew up a pastor’s kid.  She even sang some Christian music for a while, but then turned away and made her own path that made her famous, but did some stuff her parents weren’t exactly okay with, still is.

But, what got me about their reaction is, it reminded of the character of God.

They didn’t disown her, or really outwardly judge her.  They love her.

When she faced crisis, they were there to help.

Well done.

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Jul 09 2012

Love Today

“Can't spend my whole life wasting'

Everything I know I've been given

'Cause you've made for so much more than

Sittin' on the side lines

-Mandisa "Waiting for Tomorrow"

That song is #1 on my running mix right now.  It reminds me to make the most out of the day I’ve been given.  Even if life is not exactly the way you want it to be, you gotta make the most out what you have. 

This weekend I had an empty calendar day.  I’ve got two more weeks before my 3 sunshines come back from their summer break with their Dad, so whenever I get one of those “free days”, I do something that I couldn’t possibly do with 3 little kids in tow. So, a girlfriend and went Stand Up Paddleboarding. Loved it!

During the course of the day though, we were unloading on each other.  We talked about our worries about our future as single women, our complaints about life, and helping each other through.  Until it hit us; why are we spending this time complaining and whining?

Worrying so much about what's next, our future. When we had a beautiful free day that God had given us to enjoy.  

I realized I had to stop whining about waiting for tomorrow.  Just love the life you live today. 

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