Our Blessed Chaos

My hubby + a 1st grader + twins in kindergarten + 4 critters..... Yeah it is chaos, but we are blessed!

Today's Verse

Scripture
1Corinthians 7

verse 34 His interests are divided. In the same way, a woman who is no longer married or has never been married can be more devoted to the Lord in body and in spirit, while the married woman must be concerned about her earthly responsibilities and how to please her husband.

Observation
This chapter is Paul's instruction on Christian marriage and is so full of depth and we should study it often. But after reflecting on this chapter for a couple of days, I kept coming back to verse 34. When I was single I had soooo much time, I could have and should have been spending much more of that time with the Lord. Unfortunately we cannot change the past - only what we can do now. I have learned that time is so precious as I fight daily to scratch out enough time to get everything done!


Application
This verse tells me that although I am still to be devoted to the Lord, my interests are divided. I must also be devoted to my husband and our children. I think women who are married with children will find it much more difficult to balance and yet it is so incredibly rewarding. I am so blessed with an amazing husband, I am called to please him. We are so blessed with three beautiful children and I can see the Lord working through me to reach them.

The best I can do is work harder to manage my time so that I can find a balance between serving my Lord, pleasing my husband, and raising our children.


Prayer
Lord, as winter is turning to spring I am awed at your amazing creations, thank you for the unexpected blessing of the beauty of a spring crocus! Thank you for working in my life and providing our family with more than we need. I pray that in the months ahead I can find peace and recognize the blessings you are providing find through all the changes ahead. Please guide me through these changes and help me to keep the balance of serving you and my family.

1 comments:

How fun! I guess pudding (or is it ice cream?) is as much fun to wear as it is to eat!