The things that surround us in this word can be so consuming (things, work, people's opinion and the list goes on)but all of these things don't matter when it comes down to it because all of that doesn't get me into Heaven. Christ does! Tonight at CBS we were talking about living a holy life and the importance of living a holy life (that means everything ...work, being a wife, mother, daughter and friend) and being sure that we are raising are children or sharing with our friends and loved ones about salvation and what we have in Christ. Without Christ I am nothing but with God all things are possible...Matthew 19:26. A friend shared tonight that one of her best friends lost their daughter (17 years old) in a tragic accident this weekend - this friend made it a huge priorty in raising their children to know and love the Lord and trust in Him as their Lord and Savior....she is struggling with the loss of their daughter but knows that she is with Him in heaven. It was a great reminder that sports, running, football, dinners, work and all of these activities that fill our lives really don't matter they don't gain us anything...But through Christ we have Eternal Life. Really nothing else does matters.
We're studying 1st and 2nd Peter the first half of this year in CBS and he reminds us that we will face all sort of trials in our life, we will be refined by fire and we will suffer but it is only for a little while and we have hope in Him.
This could certainly be taken to extreme and I'm not saying that we should stop work, sports, etc but I just personally need to evaluate all that I do as employee, wife, mother, daughter, friend, and Christian and see how I can have a greater impack on His Kingdom and bring Him great joy and glory in ALL that I do! Not just the biblestudy and church related stuff...but in everything.
on a different note: Collier is doing a little better...still no fever but also not up to par just yet. He didn't make it to biblestudy just to give him another night at home and not risk picking up any more germs or giving any bad germs away to the other babies in his class! He went down early and hopefully a good nights sleep will help him to continue to feel better.