I love seeing “first day of school” social media posts by all of you moms. Your children are beautiful and powerful and I am thrilled at the thought of all the ground they will take for the Kingdom this school year. A common posting on social media this year is “where has the time gone?” I know this world seems to be spinning much too quickly, but I know where the time has gone and so do you. It is all written on your heart to be treasured and pondered for a lifetime. He creates beautiful moments that become tender memories to carry on this journey. I am so praying for you.
Reminding me of my first love.
I love my family.
I love my work.
But what I believe the Lord spoke to my heart in the mountains of New Mexico is this: “Yet, I hold this against you: You have forsaken your first love.” Revelation 2:4
Have you ever felt like I have recently felt? I love God and I have been obedient to what He has asked of me. But without realizing it, I let my obedience become my only interaction with Him. I want you to know that more than God desires our efforts, He desires our hearts. I am actively involved in handing Him my whole heart through my personal worship and quiet times spent with Him alone in our secret place. I have a long way to go, but can I tell you that He has already begun to renew my strength and to cover me with His wings?
I want to encourage you to do the same, now that the summer is winding down and you might have quieter times alone, spend quality time in personal worship. Do this not as a legalistic act of obedience–but a relational act of worship to the only One worthy of it!