Mar 3, 2009

My kids are lucky....

1. They got to enjoy snow for the first time this season.....

2. They have a super-cool uncle and aunt that gave up their stay-at-home snow day to don Paris Hilton shades and slide down hills with reckless abandon and then further punish themselves to invite 4 kids under the age of 8 to spend the night....

3. They have grandparents with pristine white snow that welcome them to tear up the hill with sled tracks and allow Drew to drag fence posts into the yard for his "grinding rail" for snowboarding....

4. They don't care about snow down their neck, or seeping into their socks, or stiff gloves, or red cheeks, or unmatched snow clothes, or dirty wet floors after undressing, or lumpy snowmen that would definitely not make the cover of Country Home, or tumbling face first after a sled wreck. All they know is that:
a.) They're having fun
b.) Grandma has the fire going when they get cold and candy on the counter
c.)They don't have school again tomorrow
d.) They're loved by their parents and aunt and grandparents, but most of all, Jesus
And that's all they need to know....

5. They can fall back into 8 inches of snow and wildly flail around shrieking and laughing, then stand up and voila they've created snow angels. Easy peasy.

I have been a Christian for ten years, I vigilantly read my bible, pray for forgiveness, go to church, love my family, etc. but it doesn't seem near as easy to be an angel. I make life be too hard, forgiveness too hard, bible study too hard, prayer too hard, salvation too hard, and being a wife and mother too hard. Some days I need a good reminder to fall back into my Saviour's arms and let Him guide my hands and feet into the image of Him. I know that every time I try to reflect Christ by doing something for my own glory, I will fail every time and create a muddy dirty mess. Yet, if I allow Him to direct my life, He will create a snow white image of Him.

...wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.
Make me to hear joy and gladness; that the bones which thou hast broken may rejoice.
Hide thy face from my sins, and blot out all mine iniquities.
Create in me a clean heart; and renew a right spirit within me.
Cast me not away from thy presence; and take not thy holy spirit from me.
Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation...
Psalm 51:7-12

No matter how many times I have to stand up and start all over again.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

pretty good i should think drew

Anonymous said...

In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. Proverbs 3:6

Jill Elaine said...

Love it Joni! Way to go:-)
Blessings,
Jill

Anonymous said...

do you love it??

Anonymous said...

Wow this is beautiful! God Bless you!
<3,Beth G