Chambers asked me this Saturday, and I've been praying He'll search me and show me ever since:
Does everything in my life fill His heart with gladness, or do I constantly complain because things don't seem to be going my way?
A person who has forgotten what God treasures will not be filled with joy. It is wonderful to remember that Jesus Christ has needs which we can meet--"Give me a drink" (John 4:7).
How much kindness have I shown Him this week? Has my life been a good reflection on His reputation?
What stuck me was the idea of every single corner of my heart and mind and life filling Him with gladness...the realization that I spend far more time thinking about what fills MY heart with gladness vs. what fills HIS heart with gladness...and the reality that we even CAN fill His heart with gladness.
This shouldn't be a novel idea, just as it is easy for my girls to fill my heart with joy.
He has more to do in me, still...and my prayer that He might truly make every corner of my life His home, for His purpose and His joy, is renewed...
Bill preached for the first time today in Creole, and did a fabulous job! very proud of all his hard hard work and Christ through him!
This is one of the ways you keep girlies quiet and entertained in three hour church services :)
Nora loves her Joel-y!
I pray for you, friends...as we live for His Glory in so many different places, together.
I've been realizing from a few questions lately that we've been here too long now for me to think to talk about things that I see as common place but that you might think interesting or bizarre...So, if you EVER have any questions, comment or email them, and I'll blog about them!