Wednesday, June 1, 2011

A Great Prayer

As far as my physical condition goes, I am doing really well. This is my second week without a nanny helping me, and I am able to care for the children. This is the first stretch of time without outside help coming in since November! We started to have people help with childcare since Thanksgiving weekend last year, just to put it into perspective.

It is very easy not to seek wisdom or peace from God when things are going well, so the path gets increasingly more narrow. Here is part of a proverb that speaks well to it. Both in the context of riches as in money and as in a fully functioning healthy body.

7 Two things I ask of you, LORD;
do not refuse me before I die:
8 Keep falsehood and lies far from me;
give me neither poverty nor riches,
but give me only my daily bread.
9 Otherwise, I may have too much and disown you
and say, ‘Who is the LORD?’
Or I may become poor and steal,
and so dishonor the name of my God.
Proverb 30: 7-9

Are we really desiring everything to be perfect and just waiting for it to be? Are we just waiting for riches and health to shower down and then we can be happy? If I really look back and try to discern what I would rather have, I actually would choose this narrow path of daily bread, just enough to be grateful for what we have and just under enough to realize we actually do need the Lord. It is a refreshing place to be.

Here are some shots from baby back rib night!