Wednesday, May 27, 2009
FIRST THINGS FIRST
We’ve all heard of the shoemaker whose children had no shoes. We’ve probably also heard of the woman so busy writing a cookbook that she had no time to cook meals for her family. We sigh and cluck our tongues in disapproval. Yet, are we doing the same things, but in a different way?
Are we so busy fussing at our children to pick up their toys that we neglect to sit down and play with our little ones? Are we dynamite at organizing our office at work? At home, however, it is another scene with papers and files overflowing the dining room table?
Of course, we could go on and on with scenes like these but let’s take a minute and survey what is happening in our lives. In what areas do we need to improve? God, in His strength, is more than willing to help us where we need improvement. He doesn’t expect perfection but He does expect us to become more and more like Him every day of our lives.
You, therefore, must be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect. Matthew 5:48
Heavenly Father, please open my eyes to see areas in my life which need to be improved. Then show me how to go about improving them. In Jesus’ name. Amen.