This post definitely doesn't have anything really to do with Parties, Recipes or even Babies; It has to do with the most important thing in my life: My Faith. Lately I have gotten so caught up in my own mind, life, abilities, weaknesses, circumstances, meaningless stuff, etc... I feel I have lost where my true significance lies. In community group this semester we have taken on my sister, Jennie Allen's curriculum that she wrote called "Stuck". After I did this weeks lesson on Discontentment and listened to her talk I have to say I was changed or at least REAWAKENED!
As a girl who has lived a pretty leisurely, lush and blessed life, I must admit.... Discontentment is something that I have struggled with probably on a daily if not hourly basis over most of my life. For instance my thoughts that take up my day may or may not include... What am I going to wear today, I wish Sawyer would sleep better, I wish I had those skinny citizen jeans, I wish I had a 6 pack, I wish I could buy that cute lamp, wish I could go on a date, I hope people comment on my blog today (ha!), I wish I had her car and so on and so on... Surely you get the point!
If I am really honest with myself, ALOT of the time out of my day is spent in my head being jealous, comparing myself, wishing for things, and trying to achieve significance in things that really don't matter. My sister struck a cord in me when she said that when we let these things get into our heads and let these sins take over it will literally make us SICK! And I can say I have witnessed that in my own life. I want my life to look different and to be a life that finds significance in the only thing that matters, which is CHRIST!
For through the law I died to the law, so that I might live to God. I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.
All that to say since I have started this blog I want to make sure one thing stands true. I pray that throughout posting about silly things like parties, baby recipes, decorating and yes even fashion that I still remember my foundation in God. These things are obviously not bad and I know that, but I pray that my significance and worth will always be grounded in the fact that I am a CHILD OF GOD and ultimately these things of this earth don't even matter. Without a foundation in Christ and true significance in HIM, all of our abilities and skill in this world is like "Striving after Wind" (Ecclesiastes 4:4). Although I will probably be struggling with these things most of my life I have Faith that God will continue to work through my weaknesses.
Anyway, Just a BIG SIDE NOTE!
So....To God be the Glory for EVERYTHING (even baby showers!), AMEN!
By the way here is a link to a very powerful talk by my sis: http://austinbible.org/default.aspx?p=40333&maid=1133
(Click on the Discontent talk!)
Also her blog is INCREDIBLE! So check it out too! Jennie's BLOG!