Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Thinking

Well, I did promise to update regularly, didn't I??? So sorry...its just been another crazy run of it. And now, I have to use this forum to get 'on the couch'.

A recent turn of events in our work life has really taken a toll on me today. I just am thinking through what exactly makes the life of a family, and how to know what God's best is for my life. It seems to me that even when we say we have certain goals for our lives, what really makes us is what consumes us. So...here is what consumes me:
1.) Habitat for Hope.
2.) Homeschooling my kids.
3.) My husband.
4.) Caring for and enjoying my kids. '

And so, you say...thats not a bad list! But when I look that list, one thing comes to mind: its all out of order.

It is so easy in the life of our ministry to allow it consume all of our time. We live HFH, breathe HFH, and it is the focus of much of our energy and time. I might mention that you dont see 'God' in the list, but of course its understood that He is present in each thing that I do throughout the day. Except: my life with HFH, my life as a homeschool mom; none of those things are capable of replacing a healthy relationship with my savior. I have been working on reading through the bible in a year and prayer-journaling more, but I confess its become a bit rote as we enter summer.

And of course, my husband should be at the TOP of that list. I again confess that the needs of this house and the ministry, as well as the kids, are capable of usurping Mark's rightful place at the forefront of my life.

Would you pray for me as I figure out how to reorder the priorities God has for my life, and the life of our family? I so want to be steadfast in His peace and love, and I know that comes only through prayer and obedience.

Blessings to you,
Mylissa

3 comments:

Lynn June 12, 2008 at 12:21 AM  

Almost missed the update!
I would think it would be hard for HFH NOT to consume your lives. There's such a tremendous need! I'm a member of PrayerBears. Donna, the creator of the group, was lamenting the fact that there were SO many cubs that there just weren't enough members to cover them all. There are so many monster diseases out there attacking precious children and the parents need help! I get totally overwhelmed with the sites that I visit (hence I'm writing this after midnight), and it's the tinest of fractions of all the sites out there. So obviously I don't have any answers for you. But know I'm praying!

Psalms 94:17-18, 22 Unless the LORD had been my help, my soul had almost dwelt in silence. When I said, My foot slippeth; thy mercy, O LORD, held me up...But the LORD is my defence; and my God is the rock of my refuge.

Lynn June 12, 2008 at 10:38 PM  

Have the words "If I only had a brain" running through my head right now...so I bookmarked your site, right? And I come back every night to see if there's an update and there never is! I see a new update through my RSS reader so posted last night...come back tonight and it's back to saying March! DUH! I bookmarked the March update, not the main page! I love it when I pull something like this.......
Praying that the Lord would use these words to give you comfort and peace.
Psalms 23:1-6 The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever.

Caw of the Crow June 27, 2008 at 7:41 PM  

Oh Miss Mylissa! I wish I would've seen this along time ago. You are a strong, independant woman that I know will get this all "right" in your heart! I admire you for all you do, and know that if you EVER need anything just call! Love ya, Gretchen