Friday, August 29, 2014

Less of me, more of you...

So I know that today has been hectic! For some of us that might be an understatement!! If you are anything like me, my day starts the night before…as I lay in bed. I make sure that I have my checklist going in my head. 4:30 get up and get dressed to teach 5:15 early morning class 6:00 quiet time (while oil pulling…I know I'm crazy) 6:20 shower 6:30 make breakfast Need I go on?? I have been convicted lately about not only praying more for our country and the Christians around the world that are being persecuted, but I've also been convicted of being more intentional. Now, I'm a pretty quiet person. I like to watch people. I like to have my own space when I can…granted I teach preschool so having my own space is very rare. But, I feel like I need to do a better job of being intentional. Intentionally starting a conversation. Intentionally smiling at someone I don't know. Intentionally giving grace when reprimand was needed. Do you ever feel like that? I don't want my friends, or anyone for that matter to ever feel like I am too busy to help them, to pray with them, to love on them. I love my schedule…trust me, but there are times that I need to go out of my comfort zone to obey what God is telling me to do. In Galatians 5:6 (which is our verse this month) it says, " The only thing that counts is faith expressing itself in love." I have to ask myself the question…Did I show love today? Did I show love the way that Christ shows me love daily? Maybe that needs to be the first part of my day from now on. Lord, please help me to exude your love and grace today to everyone that I meet.

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