This is what makes you so great, Master god! There is none like you, no God but you, nothing to compare with what we’ve heard with our own ears… 2 Samuel 7:22A MSG
Today’s verse is more of a ‘for later’ type devotion. I want you to think about this verse all day.
None like you. Nothing to compare.
Last week I heard Francis Chan speak. And he got up right after Gungor (band). He said, “How’d you like Gungor?!” And the crowd cheered. “And what about Jesus?” The crowd cheered louder.
Then Francis, doing what he does best, got all emotional and real with us and realized that we tend to group Jesus in with things, and we shouldn’t. He’s not something to be compared with.
He is on a whole new level and our human minds keep trying to put him in with other things in our lives.
I was thinking the other day about my life. I’m 27 years old. I’ve done some fun stuff with my life. I’ve been a few places. Seen some neat things. But I wondered if there was anything I missed out on because I chose to get married at.. ahem… 19.
Yes. There are things that I missed out on.
But… If I hadn’t married at 19, I would have missed out on this:
And then I started thinking.. who am I? What am I most?
Christian? Mother? Sister? Friend? Wife? Woman? House keeper? Chef? Ha at that last one. Definitely not a chef. I do cook a lot though.
I need to be a Christian even before I’m a mom. That needs to be first, and needs to be on a whole different level than everything else I do. It should come before.
So.. Today – think about your life and (I did mine by time) rate yourself. Think about who you are, what all roles you play, and based on time.. what are you? Who are you? And if you need to change it.. then change it.
Mothering is probably what I am most. I do a lot of mothering these days. I have two small children and they need me more than I’d like most days. It makes all those other things much harder to accomplish. (Especially the house keeping one.. have mercy it’s like trying to rake with the leaves falling and wind blowing…).
But, that is no excuse. It is one, but all excuses are just that. Reasons to avoid.
My life is broken into parts, and it needs to not be. I need to just be a Christian. And then let everything else fall underneath.
There is nothing to compare with Him or the things He has done for us. Will you join me?
I was going to do this post yesterday, but time came up short (as always). So I ended up sleeping instead.
I also realized, my life runs a little smoother if I’m up before everyone else in the house. I can blog, get my mind right, get my focus steady, and have a little time to start getting the house in order.
Since Judah, it seems like I’ve been working REALLY hard to keep the house at least “walk-thru-able”. I’m just so tired still. He sleeps well, but any time sleep is broken, even 5 hours and 4 hours isn’t the same as 7 straight. But anyway.
Our Catalyst trip went really well. We had a lot of fun. It’s like.. fun time for adults ha!
It took us a little over 7 hours to get there (from all the stops) like.. Dreamland BBQ in Tuscaloosa. Oh my. That was good.
Little man was VERY happy to be out of his carseat. He did so well on the whole trip though.
They had a megaphone out, just hanging, and anyone could say anything they wanted.
Also, they had a pirate ship (you know, the ride from the fair?), Hammocks, beanbag toss, etc. Stuff like that all around.
There were like 13,000 people there, and we had pretty good seats. This is Gungor. The lights in that place were amazing.
I wore him pretty much the whole time, in my Moby.
So every night when we got home, he literally laid like this!
I finally got to meet Tripp and Tyler from.. Tripp and Tyler.
We saw some cool stuff, like the Earth Harp from America’s Got Talent.
(The strings of the instrument start on stage, then go up to the rafters of the building.)
We ate at the ATL famous food trucks.
Mmmm.. Happy Belly is right.
Then we came home and everyone, especially Mr. Judah, was very happy.
And then Lucy and I had a little impromptu photo shoot Sunday afternoon. Daddy dressed her (and his justification was, it was all pink, so it matched). She looked adorable.
And this happened.
And my favorite from the day.
Really cute kid right there.
And this morning I was up before everyone. Got a pot of coffee brewing, and then wrote my blog. Halfway through, Lucy woke up, gagging in her bed. Then I held her over the sink to throw up. Then Daddy ate a piece of bacon and said he felt sick too.
So.. Glad I started this day off good. Seems as if I’ll be a mommy to three today.
Wouldn’t change it for anything. I love my family and love taking care of them.