September 3, 2014

The Divine in the Chaos

The chaos of this moment. The exhaustion. The tireless schedule and the endless demands of motherhood. The spilled milk. The tantrums. The homework. The diapers. The tears. (theirs AND yours :)) Trying to stay on top of discipline in the middle of a teachable moment when you would rather collapse into bed and shut it all away. Knees deep in laundry with a sink full of dirty dishes.


Some days? May look just like that.....
......and it all ends with the words of the familiar Nursery Rhyme, "And she whipped them all soundly and sent them to bed." 

Just an encouraging word for you mamas ......even in this moment we moms are planting seeds --- and though they may be small and invisible when life is screaming a LOT louder and painting a bigger picture -- those seeds (planted early on) reap a harvest of righteousness one day as they become the men and women of God they were created to BE.
This moment is temporal.
But what God is doing in YOU and in your little ones is an eternal thing. He is perfecting and shaping. Burning off the dross that you all might come forth as pure GOLD TOGETHER.
We are growing together.
and even in THIS moment is the DIVINE

                                   For Heaven is shaping us, our children   
                                 and our home to be an image of HIS glory.

Don't think you can see His glory in the mess?
Look closer and don't take it lightly. Sometimes we need to focus more clearly on those things which we cannot readily see and appreciate the work God is doing while we are doing OURS.

2 Corinthians 4:17 For our light, momentary affliction (this slight distress of the passing hour) is ever more and more abundantly preparing and producing and achieving for us an everlasting weight of glory [beyond all measure, excessively surpassing all comparisons and all calculations, a vast and transcendent glory and blessedness never to cease!],
18 Since we consider and look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen; for the things that are visible are temporal (brief and fleeting), but the things that are invisible are deathless and everlasting.

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