Today was an extremely busy and long day. It was full of many different school events. Whew.....I am tired to say the least. It is finally quiet in the house and I can take a moment to post this thought that jumped out at me this morning during my quiet time. I have been very busy with work, family, fundraising, gathering info and waiting on the "phone call". It has basically been this way since last August when Peter returned to Latvia. This morning as I sat and prayed for many different things.....I began to think about the busyness of life. Our family is very involved in school, church and extra-curricular activities. I made a list the other day of the activities our family is connected to and presented it to the clan at dinner. We were all amazed that we were even at home for dinner.....we made some decisions in that meeting.....we all need to cut out one activity!
Busyness does not always equal success. Sometimes it can lead to disaster. Our family is not quiet that bad....we manage to spend quality time together. I even seem to be able to spend individual time with my kids, however our lives are very busy. As I was making the list, I categorized things into different areas of priority. As I was making the decisions of where each activity would be placed, I thought about what God would consider a priority and a need. Which activities in our lives would bring him glory.....which ones would bring us closer to him.....which ones consumed us and took us away from him. I remembered this beautiful song our choir sings called "All for the Glory". I want desperately for my life to represent Christ and I want to live for His glory. It isn't easy....the busyness is blinding. It easily consumes a family like quick sand. So with these thoughts, I am reminded that life is about love, and quality time with friends and family. Time is precious and should be guarded. The moments of time should be used for the glory of Christ.
"You will find as you look back upon your life that the moments
when you have really lived are the moments when you have
done things in the spirit of love." ~Henry Drummond
This is a picture of my husband and Peter on his last day in America. Tears in both of their eyes! Precious moments of time!