Good morning everyone, I'm up bright and early again. Come on in and sit with me a little, I have some Chocolate Velvet Coffee that is divine and I don't mind sharing :)
About 5 minutes ago I would have said that it's nice and quiet, but since then, little feet have hit the floor running, pugs have woken up and are walking around looking for a treat, and hubby is up as well checking his facebook. Quiet no more, but then again, I wouldn't trade this for anything.
So, let's chat. I've been really good with my Bible Reading everyday and my devotionals, they have certainly given me a lot to think about and some of those thoughts need to be shared.
Do you sometimes feel like you are just a face in a crowd or a number in a system?
One of the devotionals I read is from Joseph Prince. I love it. My friend Natalie from school actually told me about him and said that she thought I would really enjoy him, and boy was she right.
One of the very first passages I read was about feeling depersonalized and dehumanized in this day and age. How we are identified by a social security number, when we see a doctor, when we are called by customer service etc.
It actually made me think of my friend Sarah's post the other day about gender neutralization. You should go over and read, it's really a great post and makes you think.
But back to the devotional.
I think as a mother I have felt that dehumanization many times and I'm not saying that it's an awful thing, or that it's really how my family sees me, as just a mom, as just a wife, as just the homemaker, the person who cooks and cleans and nurses you when you're sick. But, even though, it's very easy to feel that you're just invisible and not your own person anymore.
Raise your hand if you've ever felt this way, cause I'm raising mine way way way up there!
The devil relishes in these thoughts and he will fill our heads with constant doubt about who we are and what we are and who loves us. He will make us think that we don't matter much to anyone, especially to God.
What I do need to remember, actually what we all need to remember, is that God loves us, we matter to Him, He calls us by name. He knows exactly what we're going through and where we're hurting, He sees us and cares for us.
The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly. - John 10:10
Reading these words was an eye opener for me, it's something I desperately needed to hear. I do hope that if one of you out there reading is feeling the exact same way, that my post today will bring you some peace.
I feel compelled to share my thoughts on the devotionals I'm reading, maybe it will help someone, maybe not, but for whatever reason God has pointed me back in the direction of my blog and I'm going to follow His lead because only good things can come from it right???
So every Sunday, I'll be here, talking, sharing, venting, whatever I feel led to do. I hope you'll come sit and chat with me so I won't feel so alone :)
On this day:
In 2006: Uncluttered Faith
In 2007: There should be a law against waking up early
In 2009: Summer List
In 2010: The Hot Mom to be handbook giveaway