Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Chaos Ensues

"Please, Dear God." This is the prayer that has been passing over my lips the last few weeks. This prayer is usually uttered when one of the kids wakes up in the night and I have to peel myself out from under the covers, or when I am behind someone in line at the commissary that is using 30 coupons for 30 grocery items. I've muttered it at stop lights, and even at the pot of boiling water when we were running late for soccer practice. Are these prayers sufficient enough, or are they just pleas of desperation in my busy world? Am I taking enough time out of my busy days to spend quality time with God? Is time with God about quantity, quality, or both? As I meditate on these thoughts, I know that God is showing me that I haven't been giving Him my all. Our family motto (if you couldn't tell by my layout) is: "Faith, Family, Friends" in that order. It is so evident that when these things aren't put in the correct order, chaos ensues. Please pray for me in this area. Send me a message, or reply if you need me to do the same.

7 comments:

Sarah@Life in the Parsonage said...

I'll pray for you and you for me, k :)

Growin' with it! said...

I'm with ya on this one! Thanks for inviting me over...your spot is gorgeous. I love it! And I look forward to reading more.

Vietta P's Two Cents Worth said...

First of all I would like to thank you for dropping by my blog. I smiled as I read your profile. I noticed that you are an AF wife with three children and an LPN. All of these we have in common.

I have also asked the same question you have asked about your three word prayers. Are they sufficient enough? I have a lot of those kind of prayers. My favorite is..."Lord have mercy". My answer to this would be, after raising a busy family and presently a counsel to grown children is, YES!The proof is in the many answered prayers.

I believe our time with God is about both quality and quantity. We should "diligently" seek Him (quality) in our time of devotion and meditation. We are "ALWAYS" to pray and faint not (quantity). If we are praying as we go along with one task after another, certainly each prayer has to be "quick" if we are doing so. A different prayer for each endeavor or request.

I will certainly keep you in prayer (longer than three words)
:-) and I solicit yours as well. Sorry my comment was so lenthy.
This was my "two cents worth"
Thanks. Be blessed.
Vietta

Rob and Erin said...

I completely agree with you. I have been struggling with the same issues of quantity or quality. You'll definitely be in my prayers.

MInTheGap said...

It's certainly easy to get them out of order. Self always wants to come up first!

Matthew and Darcy said...

I think we all struggle with this issue.. :) You are not alone!! :) It is good to hear and see you praying at every moment during the day, when you are really needing his help. Thats huge!! I look up to you Kathy. :) I have these issues and I dont have kiddos.. well at least human kiddos. :)God will bless you for trying and making him first! You are in my prayers! Pray for me as well. :) hehe
Miss you!

Carrie said...

I struggle with finding the right balance of faith, family, and friends in my life too. I know what the order needs to be, but it doesn't always seem to go that way.

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