so here are two things: one i read this morning that so spoke to me and was so appropriate; the other i was reminded of as i sat here thinking.
from today's 'My Utmost for His Highest':
Beware of allowing yourself to think that the shallow concerns of life are not ordained of God; they are as much of God as the profound . . . Beware of posing as a profound person; God became a Baby. To be shallow is not a sign of being wicked, nor is shallowness a sign that there are no deeps: the ocean has a shore. The shallow amenities of life, eating and drinking, walking and talking, are all ordained by God. These are the things in which Our Lord lived. He lived in them as the Son of God, and He said that "the disciple is not above his Master."from Andy Stanley:
Your greatest contribution to the kingdom of God may not be something you do, but someone you raise.so friends. keep desiring and spending time with Jesus, whether in the middle of the night, or the wee hours [or wee 15 minutes] before the crazies wake up, or while they're briefly entertaining themselves on the floor and you can just sit.
but also, let's keep trying to figure out and encourage each other to proclaim the name of Christ in the shallow things, because that's just where we are right now. and hopefully that example will be part of raising young men and women who also proclaim his name and love him more than anything.
i love you! i couldn't do this without you!
happy friday [let's also hold onto the idea of a weekend]!!!