Monday, April 19, 2010

I wanted to write a follow-up to my last post...

It truly was a crazy week.  One that I'm sure you could echo with your own list, which might even be longer and crazier!  It was the week where all the different hats I wear as a toddler mom, PTO mom, pastor's wife, and daughter all collided with events, appointments and just things.  Most of the things did not come as a surprise...a few did! 
Several years ago, I read Elizabeth Elliott's book Loving God With All Your Heart.  She has a chapter where she talks about committing our schedules to God, praying over the things we have in our plans, praying that we would get exactly accomplished what God would want and know that the events that did happen were exactly in His plan for our day.  I'm not always the best at remembering to commit my day to God and His plan, but going into this week, I was especially mindful that very thing.
You see as humans, created by God, we desire order.  Even I, the girl who struggles with clutter and organization, desire to have order in my life.  It's a reflection of our Creator: the Master and Sustainer of orderliness.  Because of sin, our connection to True Order is broken.  We can try as hard as we want to organize our lives, balance our schedules, complete our lists, but we will come up short, empty, longing for more.  God knew we would be like that...He made us!
So God sent Jesus Christ to be our Mediator, to provide a way to fellowship with God.  Jesus Christ took the penalty for my sins, your sins, ALL sins; He became sin, and died on the cross.  But it didn't end there!  Christ defeated sin and death and rose again to be our victorious Savior.  Have you claimed Him as your Savior?  Have you placed your faith in Jesus Christ--the One who is our Advocate before a perfect, holy and orderly God?  It's a gift...not earned or deserved...just a gift, for those who believe!
You see, it's only then, that I can be ok with a busy schedule, a crazy day, a list of tasks and appointments.  My God is able to direct and orchestrate my day...when I commit it to Him...whatever He wants me to accomplish...whatever will bring Him the most glory.
I have a feeling that I'm not going to be getting rid of any of the hats that I wear for quite awhile.  I'm okay with that!  Crazy days will Savior will never leave me.  I know I can trust Him to provide me with the strength and organization to get things accomplished.  Calm days will come...I will rest and thank Him!


Unknown said...

I feel like I'm blog-stalking since you JUST posted this, but here I am!!!! Thanks for this truth. The "moment of sanity"!

une autre mère said...

This was great. Perfectly said, and much needed. :)

Ashlie Miller said...

GREAT evangelistic post! I love your transparency in the last post and your followup to use it as a launching pad for sharing the gospel.

be blessed!

H-Mama said...

You are right, my friend. He is there... and will never leave us. We can always rest in that. :)