Marriage and Family: Making Room for RelationshipsJanuary 09, 2012
Making Room for Relationships
Every year after Christmas, I have to take a day and clean out my closet. I have
all these clothes that I haven't worn for years that I keep thinking will either
come back in style or I may just need at some moment in time. If I don't purge
my closet, all I do is create more clutter and opportunity for me to get
frustrated every time I try to pull something off the rack.
As I set aside one day to make room for my new clothes, I am reminded to ask
myself the question, "Am I setting aside the time I need for my relationship
with God and my other relationships?" Which leads me to, "Is my life too
cluttered with other things that need to be purged so I can give the time
necessary to nourish my relationship with God and others?" Which leads to, "When
I don't make room for God and others, am I unintentionally communicating to them
that they are not important to me?"
I've heard it said that an unevaluated life is a wasted one.
Would you take a moment to evaluate your life? Are you like the innkeeper who
told Mary and Joseph that he had no room for them? Has Jesus been standing at
the door knocking and saying, "Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone
will open the door I will come in and sup with him and he with Me." Is your
spouse, your friends, or your kids knocking and you need to open the door and
make room for them?
Double-Dog Dare: make a conscious effort this week to sacrifice other selfish
things to make room for God and other important people in your life.
Here's the Video Link to watch us share about this topic:
Here's the Audio Link to hear Dawn Smith share about Making More Room. Men, even though this was taken from our Authentic Woman Devotional CD...if you are a man, we know you will still enjoy the audio.
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Joy On Monday, January 01 at 3:14 AM
I enjoyed the message you guys shared in today's video. Wish I was there having a cup of coffee with you!
Tonya On Sunday, January 01 at 9:45 AM
This post really made me stop and think about how much time a day I spend doing other stuff just because instead of making time for my Lord and Savior and sometimes my children. I need to reevaluate my life and my time starting now...thanks so much for this post and God Bless!!