Bottom line about what's important in life is that life is about relationships: A wife's relationship with her husband. Her children. Her husband's family. Her family. Her friends. Her neighbors. Her co-workers. It takes a wise woman to know how to juggle all those relationships so that no one feels unloved, or unwanted, or less important.
The tragic reality, from my limited experience, is that while we focus on those "temporary" relationships... the eternal relationship with God is often relegated to the back burner of our lives. We go to church. We expect the pastor to say something that moves or encourages us in our walk with God. We expect the children's church workers to inspire our kids, and the youth pastor to inspire our teens.
That's not the scenario described in God's Word. True, you should be connected to the Body of Christ. You should offer your spiritual giftedness to it. But your church involvement should be a RESULT of your OWN relationship with God. You belong to God so you connect to His Body. You are not connected to His Body just because you go to church.
We spend our lives trying to please our husbands, our kids, our boss, our family and friends. We feel neglected when those people don't care about pleasing us. It isn't wrong to want to be kind and loving to other people.. but do we ever wonder what pleases God? Not really?
The modern Mrs. Younger is usually too exhausted from trying to please everyone else who wants something from her to care about what pleases God.
Who has the time to figure out what pleases God?
OK.. so I'll take the time for you... What pleases God?
"And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him." Hebrews 11:6
What does that verse say to you?
More next time.
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