Devotional February 22, 2017

Leviticus 14 | Leviticus 15 | Romans 14: 13-23 | Romans 15: 1-13

 

Hey everyone, I hope all is going well for you guys this week. I think I have said this already, but I am tired! The last two weeks have been weeks of adjustments for my wife and I. It has all gone well thus far, but sleep has been tough.

I will tell you if I have not already, that having kids will stretch you and basically force you – if you care – to make adjustments in your life. I will confess that those adjustments may not be what you want, but what you need.

In my life I am continuing to understand that there are season for everything. Ecclesiastes 3: 1 says, “There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens:” In every season God has lessons for us to learn. We can either run from our season and face it later on or face it now and move to the next.

So, right now my season is family, not that family is never a top focus for me, but with the addition of Saige it has really challenged me to be more involved with my kids and by no means am I complaining one bit.

Do I want to be writing for longer periods of time? Yes. Do I want to be more involved in the church? Yes. Do I want to be more involved in my career? Yes. Do I want to further my education? Yes. But my family is where I need to my attention at right now. My kids need me. My wife needs me. I cannot let them down and I cannot let them think that they are second priority in my life.

To say that this is easy is a lie. This takes constant reminder and being on my knees in the presence of God because he is the one that provides me the strength, wisdom and direction to do this and do it right.  

It is a process, but I am learning how to enjoy it and see the beauty in it. I don’t want to find myself desperately trying to get out of season after season in my life and totally missing all that God is trying to do within those seasons.

Jesus said it best, in Matthew 6: 33 & 34 Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need. “So don’t worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its own worries. Today’s trouble is enough for today.


Application:

Where are you being stretched at in your life? What season are you currently at in your life? Are you taking the time to find God in the middle of that season? Are you seeking his voice, his direction in the middle of your season?