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Wednesday, January 5, 2011

The GOOD one . . .

One of those days, when you feel like you're not measuring up. To what I'm not quite sure - but you just feel like you're not making much difference in the world especially in your world. Your mind spirals into this "Am I doing a good job at anything?"


And He says, "But does that really matter?" "I love you . . . regardless."


My focus gets stuck on being the GOOD Mom or lack thereof, being the GOOD Wife or lack thereof, being the GOOD Military Officer's Wife or lack thereof . . .


Yet that is not what He requires of me. Act justly, Love mercy, and walk humbly with my God. This is what He would ask of me.

Am I doing a good job of LOVING the Lord my God with ALL my HEART, my MIND, my STRENGTH?


Am I seeking HIM in EVERY moment?

Am I asking HIM His PURPOSE for this situation?

Am I seeing HIM as HE IS, not who I think He SHOULD be?


And then there is the wrong perspective about myself that I have. Think about the "One Jesus Loved." As Beth Moore put it, this was NOT arrogance on John's part, but a proper perspective. John saw himself as Jesus saw him. The Beloved.


If you could see what I see, you'd see love.

If you could see what I see, you'd see joy.

If you could see what I see, you'd see peace.

If you could see what I see, in you.

1 comment:

Beth said...

Ah. I love the question - am I seeing him as he is not as I think he should be? Boy. Isn't that right where we find ourselves? That, I think, seems to be our biggest issue. We have an idea of who we think God should be and then when that idea doesn't come to fruition we can't all bent out of shape! Good thoughts friend! Thanks for sharing!