There has to be more

September 03, 2010

Looking for the weekly giveaway post? It is right below this one;).

It is midnight and tomorrow morning is Friday. The start of Labor Day weekend. Logically this is the wrong time to blog–no one is reading on a holiday weekend.  Forget logic, I am pressing the “publish” button.

Maybe it is just me, my personality, my need to make life meaningful, but I keep thinking that there is more to life than:

-Making my family homemade bread from freshly ground wheat berries.

-Organizing and creating a well stocked art closet for my kids.

-Making my own cleaning products to prevent unnecessary chemicals in our home.

These are good things and I enjoy doing them but there has to be more right?
I want more. I want it because deep inside I know it is possible.

Yesterday another friend of mine lost a baby.

It is another reminder that the most important moment we have is now–nothing else is guaranteed.

God has made everything beautiful for its own time. He has planted eternity in the human heart, but even so, people cannot see the whole scope of God’s work from beginning to end. . . there is nothing better than to be happy and enjoy ourselves as long as we can (Ecclesiastes 3:11-12).

Another example that this world is not our home.

But we are citizens of heaven, where the Lord Jesus Christ lives. And we are eagerly waiting for him to return as our Savior (Philippians 3:20).

Another reason to evaluate what really matters, cling to that which will last and hold the rest very loosely.

And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow–not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love (Romans 8:38).

Another excuse to look to the future, the far future.

Since you have been raised to new life with Christ, set your sights on the realities of heaven, where Christ sits in the place of honor at God’s right hand. Think about the things of heaven, not the things of earth (Colossians 3:1-2).

There is more to life.  There is life abundant.
There is more than happiness.  There is joy.
There is more than having fun.  There is hope.

I live an abundant life, despite death.
I have joy, regardless of my circumstances.
I hold on to hope.

The Bible says that there is, “A time to search and a time to quit searching (Ecclesiastes 3:6a).“  My “to-do” list is long, but one thing that that you wont find on it is:

To do:
-Label Hunter’s school supplies
-Clean out the fridge
-Research why #2 pencils seem to be the best, are there #1 pencils?
-Search for the meaning of life (FOUND IT!)

Let me be frank. As much as I want to “have it all together,” I don’t.  I am not naive enough to think you do either.

There is a problem with blogs, they only give part of the story.
When I take a picture of something yummy we just cooked, I zoom in so I don’t have to clean the table first.

That is unless the background is worth keeping in the photo ;) !

But we all have a “background” in our life that could use a little editing out.  Mine has been fully edited, courtesy of Christ.

I–yes, I alone–will blot out your sins for my own sake and will never think of them again (Isaiah 43:25).

Another reason to live in gratitude.
My prayer is that you have found the same glorious editor and have asked Him to give you the joyful, hope-filled, abundant life that can only come from being loved intensely by the creator of the universe!

Mom 4 Life. Now that Ashley owns Mom 4 Life, I am focusing my energies in homeschooling and asking God to use me in other areas.

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