I sat down tonight on my nice squishy carpet to fold a basket of little-girl laundry. As I was folding each little shirt and pair of pants, I would look at the sizes to make sure they went in the right pile. My 3-year-old, Hannah, is gaining rapidly on my 6-year-old, Audrey. It’s so hard to remember and tell them apart! The clothes that Audrey was wearing “yesterday” now fit my baby. How can that be? So, as I am thinking this through, I say to the Lord, “Jesus, don’t let me lose sight of what’s important and let the days fly by without even noticing the beauty and joy in the everyday tasks. Help me to remember to shepherd these precious hearts and faithfully serve them.”
I can’t believe how fast time has gone! My heart hurt for the moments that I have missed because I was “too busy” doing the dishes or other chores. I find myself processing the things that really affect my heart as I keep folding the little pink clothes. (Seriously, so much pink!!)
This silly little chore dug even deeper into my heart than I realized. Now I’m praying, “Jesus, don’t let me spend one day ignoring you and the growth that we have experienced together. Don’t allow me to forget the joy and wonder that my encounters with you have brought. I don’t want the years to pass and look back with regret wishing I lived life in complete surrender to you.”
“I don’t wanna go through the motions
I don’t wanna go one more day
Without Your all consuming passion inside of me
I don’t wanna spend my whole life asking,
What if I had given everything,
Instead of going through the motions?”
(Matthew West- Motions)
This song has been my heart’s cry for years and I pray that it will remain my deepest desire.
May I stop every day to acknowledge His presence and worship Him for His goodness and grace in my life. He is so worthy.
How can you posture yourself to be more aware of the Holy Spirit’s presence in your life every single day? Please share with us all in the comments section!
In His GREAT Love,