Mother. Wife. Friend. Housekeeper. Cook. Nurse (I fail dismally at this). Secretary.
Wanting to not settle into mediocrity but longing to be better, pursue excellence, make a difference. These are the heartaches we face and I realize that more than anything, I think we just want peace. It isn't about how many checkmarks we have in each category. It isn't about how many hours a week we devote to self, to family, to study or to prayer. It's not. God does not care if we set aside 15 minutes a day to pray but rather He wants our entire lives to be an act of prayer and of worship.
It's about peace.
It's about finding peace within ourselves and with God.
Then and only then will we feel like we have achieved balance.
"Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice.
Let your reasonableness be known to everyone.
The Lord is at hand; do not be anxious about anything,
but in everything by prayer and supplication
let your requests be made known to God.
And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding,
will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Finally, brothers, whatever is true,
whatever is honourable,
whatever is just,
whatever is pure,
whatever is lovely,
whatever is commendable,
if there is any excellence,
if there is anything worthy of praise,
think about these things.
What you have learned and received and heard and seen in me -
practice these things,
and the God of PEACE will be with you."
Dear friends, I wish you peace this weekend.