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Tuesday, February 19, 2013

More Jesus, less Mommy

A while back, a writer's prompt gal that I subscribe to had the idea to write about what is on your dresser. The idea of writing and showing that never really appealed to me. I feel like my dresser is nothing special. It contains pictures of my kids with me when they were babies, a photo of me and my best friend several years ago, a necklace in a case from my grandmother, jewelry boxes, baskets, Bible verses on a pair of rings, the current read-aloud book we are reading, and more.

I like that my dresser has a mirror on it so I can check my make-up and hair before I head downstairs for the day. But my favorite thing on my dresser is a card that my daughter Mallory wrote for me when she was in kindergarten last year. It was during J week, when she learned to write the word Jesus. The card simply says: "JESUS MOMMY". I've kept it on my dresser to remind me-- that is all I need. I don't need perfect and pretty clothes, I don't need to be young and beautiful, I don't need a spotless house, lots of money or a super-amazing hubby (although mine is pretty amazing!). All I truly need is JESUS.

On this card I keep a nail that I received at our Good Friday service last year. It is a daily reminder of Christ's sacrifice on the cross for me. He died and suffered for MY sin. So humbling... What am I doing today to serve Him? I know some things that I do in life are for me to get noticed. But that is not to be my main intent, my goal is that GOD is glorified in what I do.

I want all that I do to be done to the LORD. I want to consider God's desires and please Him. I want to serve Him loyally and faithfully right where God has placed me-- as a homeschooling, MOPS attending, nursery working, American Girl class teaching wife and mother. He has given me so many opportunities to show Him off. I know that I what I need to do-- have more Jesus and less Mommy in my days.


*Some thoughts taken from Sunday's sermon in our church.


2 Samuel 23:15-17



15 David longed for water and said, “Oh, that someone would get me a drink of water from the well near the gate of Bethlehem!” 16 So the three mighty men broke through the Philistine lines, drew water from the well near the gate of Bethlehem and carried it back to David. But he refused to drink it; instead, he poured it out before the Lord. 17 “Far be it from me, O Lord, to do this!” he said. “Is it not the blood of men who went at the risk of their lives?” And David would not drink it.

Colossians 3:17
And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.

1 Corinthians 6:11
And that is what some of you were. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.

3 comments:

  1. Wow, this is excellent! Thanks for sharing.

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  2. I love how those little treasures speak volumes to our hearts! Thanks for sharing yours!

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  3. He died and suffered for MY sin. So humbling... What am I doing today to serve Him?

    He has given me so many opportunities to show Him off. I know that I what I need to do-- have more Jesus and less Me in my days.


    ^^^^THIS^^^^

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