Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Morning Thoughts

As I look around my house this morning, I see alot of stuff that is out of place, somethings that are dirty, and some things that need attending. Alot of times these things determine my attitude for the day. They dictate how I will respond to my children, husband, and life in general. I started thinking about the post I wrote about your home being a business. The verse I cited came to mind and the part about "the Lord's countenance". If I truly wanted to the Lord's countenance to shine in my home, do you think that He would be so proud that my home was perfectly in order, immaculately clean or museum quality? I guess if my home has gotten that way without nagging at my kids or feeling overwhelmed He might be proud. But, I think He would be most pleased if I took the time and trained my children, spiritually and physically for real Christian life, played with them and enjoyed them. Talk with them of His love and how we don't have to be perfect to be loved by Him. Take the time to explain how the Lord deals in our lives everyday.

I will still try to attain the "perfect home", but I need to focus more on the eternal and not the here and now.

p.s. please pray for Caleb and Liberty, they have asthma, and we have been to the doctor every two weeks for the last 3 months. It is getting old!


Aaron and Rachel Smith said...

I love the new blog! Harvest time is my favorite also. I can't wait to get out all of the decorations and the jackets! I have already been scouting around town for the best price on mums and pumpkins. Pumpkin roll does sound good!

Your house- my blog today is about moms also! Not the same thoughts as yours but along the same lines. I am very tempted to look around and have my day ruled by what I see. Then I found the little tid bit I posted. I needed it today.

I will pray for your asthmatic kiddos. Abbie and Asher both have asthma too. However, we really only have trouble with it each year in the beginning of fall and then again in the beginning of spring. How about ya'll? Is it all year or just the season?

Aaron and Rachel Smith said...

No, the kids did not have RSV. Abbie was 3 weeks early, so her lungs weren't fully ready yet when she was born. She has more trouble with the asthma than Asher. We have a nebulizer machine that she has to use along with a steroid. Asher just has to have a nebulizer treatment every now and then during the seasons.