Thursday, May 27, 2010

Gloryify God by Enjoying Him

May is always always busy for us. The sun is out....well, it was out for about four days....summer is coming. We are on the home stretch of the school year, both the kids and I are beyond done and ready for summer. It's time to switch out the sweaters for the shorts. Time to finish all the spring projects before the hot weather arrives----if it ever arrives.

In May we celebrate Mother's Day, Malachi's birthday and my birthday---along with my eldest niece, nephew, father in law, best friend, and best friend's son. Our schedule is full of celebrations, parties, and special family dinners.

On top of all the busyness of life, we've been busy with "missions stuff." All the stuff that goes along with being a missionary that is building relationships and raising support to return to the mission field.

This is just the beginning, things are just going to get crazier from here. The to do list is growing, and the calendar is filling up.

Today SJ Hill (a former professor of ours) said this: ""The chief end of man is to glorify God and enjoy Him forever."//The best way to understand this quote is to replace the word "and" with "by.""

To bring God the most glory, to please Him the most, all I need to do is enjoy Him. Can it really be that simple? Yes, it really can. God is more interested in intimacy and fellowship with me than He is in how much I accomplish in a day's time.

So, as we head into summer, knowing full well that it's going to be a crazy three months, I am reminded to slow down where it counts. Slow down and enjoy God. Enjoy His presence, His love, His goodness.

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