I really enjoy things that cause me to think about what life is really, really, really all about. I ran across a few recently:
∙ A messy kitchen is a happy kitchen – and my kitchen is delirious!
∙ A clean house is a sign of a misspent life!
∙ Thou shall not weigh more than thy refrigerator!
∙ A balanced diet is a cookie in each hand! (I really, really, really like that one)
Before we left on vacation I made sure I had two sermons ready for when we came back. Trish and I did all the laundry and cleaned the house, so we could come home to a clean house. While away I wanted no worries. I didn’t want to spend my vacation worrying about my job and work I had to get done.
The words that really stuck out to me as I read the above sayings were, misspent life. As I have grown older I wonder how much of my life I have misspent???? Spending time with family makes you stop and think about what really matters in life. I don’t know how many years I have left? I do know it is less that what I have already lived! Will I see my grandchildren graduate from high school? College? Get married? I just hope I am not the one that will have to teach them how to drive!!!
And, I think about the church. I presented a short devo on Wednesday night using the analogy that the closer we draw to God/Jesus – the closer we draw to one another. We can’t draw closer to one another and not draw closer to God/Jesus. 7 things God hates in Proverbs, the 7th and last thing, probably the most important thing, is sows discord.
What’s really, really, really important in life? The two greatest commandments give us the best clue: Love God and Love One Another. Have you sown discord? Are there those you need to make amends with? Draw near to God and He will draw near to you! Do you want to draw near to God? We can’t do it without drawing near to one another!!!
We can’t draw near to God/Jesus without drawing near to one another!!!