Wednesday, November 18, 2009

going through the motions

Isn't it funny that when God really wants to get our attention, He is relentless. I mean, He like NEVER GIVES UP!!!

When we are in the car there is always A LOT going on. We are all talking, usually all at one time. Cydney likes to be the center of attention. Actually, she demands it!! Which is fine, we all love it, and give it to her.

If the radio is even on, it is playing softly in the background and usually goes unnoticed.

Today...there was ONE song that was playing on K-LOVE every single time it got quiet enough to hear the radio playing. The first time I heard it I listened and sang along, the second time I thought's that song again. The third time, as I was heading home from town, I knew that God was using this song to speak to me and I better listen. These are the words that spoke to me...

I don't want to spend my whole asking
"What if I had given everything,
instead of going through the motions?"

Being that I was driving home from town, I had about some time to really listen. Where are the kids and noise you ask...sleeping. SSSHHHHH!!!

Let me start by saying that God has really been speaking to me lately. Or...maybe I just quietted myself enough to listen. Whatever the case may be, it has made me stop and think and pray and get excited and think and pray and....

Am I just going through the motions of life? or am I soaking it all in and when this life is over I will have no regrets about how I have spent my days here on Earth.

I have to admit, there are days that I get to the end of the day and when I finally stop, I know that I have just gone through the motions....get up, work, homework, supper, baths, and fall into bed completely exhausted. If I take a critical look at these days, these would be the days that probably didn't go so smoothly.

The past weeks, God has really been pulling from the place that I find so comforting. I go back there so easily. But what God is speaking to me is that He has so much planned for me, but I have to get UP and move to get there. And yes, it might be hard and painful, but so worth it!!! The things He is revealing to me are so fun and exciting that I can hardly wait to let you in on it, but the time is not yet.

At the end of the day, I want to have given my all to Him. Having no regrets for the day. Finding joy and celebrating. I don't want to think, if only I had given my all to Him.

be blessed,


Trench Mommy said...

I like your little "I Really Love Comments" button! Very cute!

Nic said...

LOVE.....LOVE that song!!!!

MomBrose said...

I love that song! Isn't that the truth? My grandfather used to say "the dash on your tombstone is what really matters." It's not your birthdate or the day of your death. It's all the stuff inbetween.
Thanks for sharing!!