i was in target the other day, and i literally felt sick to my stomach. i looked down each aisle…one stacked to the top with pink dolls. another jam packed with every lego imaginable. then i rememberd one day, when we brought a few balls and bats with us to the bateyes in the dominican and kids came running at us from everywhere so that they could play with a ball. ONE ball!
and suddenly the fact that my living room was small meant nothing. it has a carpet. and electricity. and a couch.
what has christmas become in america? what has america become? forget christmas, that’s just become one more excuse to buy your kids way more than they need. parents hardly need an excuse anymore! isn’t it all about comfort? OUR comfort??? that is the world we are living in!! is that how we’re supposed to live? paul didn’t think so. “though i am free and belong to no man, i make myself a slave to everyone, to win as many as possible” (1 cor. 9:19) i make myself a SLAVE in case you didn’t read it the first time! my goal in life is to please God. that’s it!! i have to make the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil. doesn’t that put a different perspective on things? it’s not all about me and my comfortable life. it’s about obedience to the voice of God. and don’t forget, if you truly love the God who saved you, his commands are NOT BURDENSOME!! (1 John5:3)
it’s the least i can do. Christ is my life. i need to make sure that i am not letting myself get so caught up in a comfortable life that i miss out on what God has planned for me.
i am so excited to see what God is going to be doing in my life. in my husband’s life. in the life of my boys. i am praying that i will hear God’s voice louder than the voice of the world. i always pray that for my boys. the world’s voice is so loud! stop for a second. put down your christmas list. LISTEN to God’s voice. make it your GOAL to please him. it is so beyond worth it.