If your physical health was in the same condition that your spiritual health is, how healthy would you be? Interesting question, isn’t it?
Believe me, I’d love to be uber-organized, but no matter how hard I try to get my ducks organized in a row, one of them always gets away. Over the years I have learned that when I elevate the importance of organization over relationships, the house may be ship shape, but I fall short of what God desires for my family. I have learned that nothing is perfect and that family life is an amazing, wonderful, frustrating, beautiful mess some days.
When disorder reigns, we can struggle with our self esteem because things are a mess, the kids are misbehaving, and important details slip through the cracks. We can become cranky and impatient as frustration overshadows good intentions. Is organization the priority?
God is God, and I am not. Simple. Why is it so easy to forget this obvious truth? What difference can abiding in Christ make in your day?
“Beware of the barrenness of a busy life.” With this short, often quoted phrase, Corrie Ten Boom places her finger on the pulse of a continual challenge that seems to have a life of its own. Many of us have been subtly trained by the culture to think of a…