So Friday morning came and I was up and out of bed to see our daughter off to the airport. So proud of myself, organizing and starting breakfast. The only thing was, I forgot I started breakfast and went out to my workshop. When I came back in the house it was full of smoke. I felt like a total ditz. Talk about having my mind on something else. Anyway Julie forgave the smoke, and I decided I simply couldn’t ever try multi-tasking when it came to cooking, again. That way she’ll have a home to come home to, when her DTS in Australia is over.
I’ve been thinking about her latest post in http://www.juliechristinepalin.wordpress.com, about “feeling out-of-place”. I was working on a paper for school yesterday and reading about how Moses felt out-of-place in Egypt and in Midian. It wasn’t until God called him to lead the people out of Egypt that Moses felt like he was living on purpose.
In the last forty years of his life I suppose it could be said he never had a home. I suppose his tent sufficed, but I believe Moses heart was always at home with God.
I was blown away to read about the death of Moses in Deuteronomy 34. Verse seven tells us that his eyes were not weak and his strength was not gone when he died. In other words, God decided to take him and Moses obeyed. Don’t you find that amazing? Doesn’t that make you want to have that kind of relationship with God? Moses trusted him, Moses was in love with him and knew there was a bigger picture.
I suppose many don’t press in because they want the relationship but not the sacrifice. That says a bunch about our culture. We want the marriage but not the sacrifice. We want children but not the sacrifice. We want to be Christians but not sacrifice. We want a church but not the sacrifice. We want our house and our cars and our shopping but not real life.
Real life, real honest to goodness living is having a heart that is at home with God.
You press on Julie! Press on Wes and Laura and Eric and Madison…..don’t settle until you’re living on purpose!