Wednesday, May 22, 2013


I think I am starting to get. Like really get it. 

That this life isn't about you or me, 
who our kids are, or what choices they make.

It's not about where we live or who we serve, or what our title is.

It's certainly not about how much money we make, or any prestige, power, praise, or position. 

Sure, those things matter some, and they will affect us and some of our choices. But I feel this movement, and I know you do too. It's this continuation of walls falling down and a transferring of security. 

Let's live for everything except ourselves. 

Let's place no expectations on the children that God has given us except that they love Jesus with everything they are! - The rest will come if that statement is true (Proverbs 3:6)

Let's hold any earthly possessions with nothing but hands that are wide open - {including our address}.

Let's serve everyone. As open as our hands are, let our eyes and hearts be too! 

Let's not care "what" we are in ministry - because we are in ministry. Every single day - God has placed us in ministry. 

I will hold tightly to your hand and we will do this: we will run full force towards Jesus. Just Him. 

You are grace and you are love - and you are home. Together we will work towards our final home, where all that will matter is that we gave our hearts - our whole hearts - to Him (Philippians 3:14).

This life with you? So very full of everything I never expected. And it seems that will only continue. Bring it on. I'm here and you are here - and He is our foundation. Bring on the unexpected. Bring on the chaos. -Even the pain. We can work through the pain because, I dare say, it is only building our endurance towards that prize. 

Life is really full right now, and it's good. You are so much of the good in my life. There is nowhere I'd rather be than by your side, and nothing I'd rather do than show Jesus to the world with you. 


Sarah@Life in the Parsonage said...

YES! :)

Jedidja said...

A powerful blog with a clear lesson, linked to you thoughts. Very nice. Thank you for your openness.

Trisha said...

Thanks for the reminder of all that really matters! And the music is Levi's favorite!

Jenn said...

Absolutely, YES!