Friday, February 15, 2013

My So-Called Life...*

Several years ago, when Elon was small, I had a dream that I was lying in bed as an open Bible descended and pages fluttered open to a passage that read, "And her days were spent with many things, but these were sent from the evil one to distract her."  The power of the dream immediately woke me, and I knew that the Holy Spirit was giving me a message.  You see, as a stay-at-home mom, I often find that the day has passed and I have spent little to no time with God.  So many things vie for my attention, and it often seems that when I wake up in the morning, I'm already behind.  I would love to tell you that I have no chance to pray and meditate on God's Word throughout the day, but if I did, I'd be lying.  Sadly, when I do have free time, all I desire is to sit and vegetate on something that requires no brain power and no activity on my part (YouTube!).

That dream has come to my mind many times over the subsequent years-- tonight as I prayed, "Oh God, help me get my life together so that I can focus on You," I realize the error of that prayer.

Daddy, help me to abandon my worship of the "god of this age" (likely ME) and fix my eyes on You.  Only You can make a life of broken legos into a masterful creation!  Oh God, help me to FOCUS ON YOU so that I can "get my life together"!

*Anyone who remembers that show is just plain old ;)


Davene Grace said...

Thanks for sharing this insight; it's a much-needed reminder for me!!

Pam said...

Its a precious post Himilce, thanks for sharing..
We all always need to be reminded and encouraged. I often pray "Lord give me a thirst for your word and your presence".


Arlene said...

A timely reminder for all of us...
P.S. I remember that show. Though it was not quite my age range, but I remember seeing commercials for it on TV. :( We're getting old!