Thursday, June 12, 2008

Living in the Glory of God

I read this post today, and it struck a chord with me. Jeana writes about seeing the glory of God in ordinary things, particularly when those ordinary things are exactly the things God has given you to do.

You see, we are in the midst of great things happening at church, and there are meetings galore, which may not mean much to you, but as a member of the worship team, it has quite a bit of impact on our family.

Plus, if you haven't heard yet, there is a great revival going on in Lakeland, Florida right now. They have been having huge meetings every night for over forty days(or is it sixty?) now, and it's still going strong. The meetings are being broadcast on GodTV, as well as being live-streamed on the internet, so every night there is the option to watch the revival and see what cool stuff is happening.

Because--of course--we want to be involved and interested in the things God's doing, especially when it's really great stuff like people being healed or raised from the dead (no kidding!). It would be downright unspiritual, wouldn't it, to not be?

And yet. We are in the middle of incredible doings--God's doings-- in our own family. We've been watching how God has brought JD and LovelyDaughter together, and we see the plans He is putting together, and we have our own part in those plans to work on as well. My brother and his girls are coming soon for their annual two-week visit. There are family reunions to attend, a wedding to plan, friends to keep in touch with. A honeymoon/missions trip to help JD and LovelyDaughter get off on. Life is very, very full, and very, very good.

But there isn't much time for watching revivals, or going to meetings. Not as much as maybe we might want. We've had to make choices, and sometimes those choices disappoint other people who would like to see us do something else. (We've even had to scratch our garden plans this year.) It's been a little difficult. I've been struggling with guilty thoughts. On the one hand, I don't want to miss what God is doing. But on the other hand-- well, I don't want to miss what God is doing.

When I read what Jeana had to say today, I realized with great relief that I am in the right place doing the right thing. This-- this place, this time-- is just what God has for me. It may not be a giant revival meeting. But it's a place full of the glory of God.


Sarah said...

Have a great visit with Chris and the girls! Also let us know when the wedding will be so I can get the weekend off. I would love to be there. :)

PrayerMom said...

....sent you an e-mail....