Here’s my view from where I stand…
~ I’m craving McDonalds french fries.
~ My house is far from perfect and every surface has stuff all over it.
~ My kids are parked in front of a movie instead of being read to.
~ My planned meal for supper is home-made but not as healthy as it could be.
~ I have trouble trusting the Lord.
~ I am inconsistent in my devotional time.
~ I have yelled at my kids today.
~ I am so far from the Proverbs 31 woman.
Here’s my Saviour’s view of where I stand…
~ He loves me and wants me to treat my body as His temple. (not the temple of the golden arches!)
~ He loves me and sees that, though my surfaces are messy, deep down my kids and husband are happy with the time I’m spending with them.
~ He loves me and sees that I am beyond exhausted and have chosen a Veggie Tales for my kids to watch.
~ He loves me and loves my family. I can do the best that I am able to in choosing foods and meals, and trust Him to take care of my family.
~ He loves me and knows that I have trouble trusting Him. He keeps providing opportunities to build my trust in Him and loves me even when I fail… miserably.
~ He loves me and wants me to want to spend time with Him. Each day, each moment is an opportunity to desire Him – to want to know more about Him. He is whispering to me all the time, his voice soft with love and a desire to be with me. (Wow, as I write that I am tearing up. The Lord of the universe desires to be with me!)
~ He loves me and knows that I apologized and intend to do better when the next situation arises.
~ He loves me. He love me. He. Loves. Me. Me. As I am. As I sit here and the mess in the kitchen nags me, as I let my anxiety run my emotions, as I fail time and time again.
He doesn’t expect perfection. He want’s me to try. He’s there with me as I fail. He picks me up, dusts me off, and points me in the right direction again. He’s there when I succeed, smiling as I give Him the praise! All the while, in each situation, He is whispering of His love for me.
I want to focus more on what His view is. I want to be what He wants me to be. The potential – the plan – He has for me. What a view!
Whoo! It’s been a few weeks since I’ve been able to do Five Minute Friday. So nice to be back! (even if I am a day behind!)
Want to get in on Five Minute Friday?
Let’s write… unscripted, unedited, unchained. Let’s just write and not worry if it’s just right.
1. Write for 5 minutes flat for pure unedited love of the written word. (click on the 5 minute Friday image for the word prompt…it changes every week!)
2. Link back to Lisa-Jo’s blog (and don’t forget to invite others to join in).
3. Make sure to encourage the five minuter who linked up before you.
Please let me know if you decide to join in. I love to read Five Minute Friday posts!