Sunday, March 15, 2009

God Stop Sunday


".....so that your faith would not be based on human wisdom but on God's power."
1 Corinthians 2:5

Hello friends. Welcome to God Stop Sunday where we look back at how God has been showing up in our lives this week.....through sharing our stories and testimonies we can strengthen one another and


Savor
The
Observable
Presence


Feel free to join me by just leaving a link to your post in the comments and I will add you to our post! I would love to read how God has STOPPED by in your life in an OBSERVABLE way.

Participants this week:

Karen @ Hallelujah Anyhow!

My God Stop this week isn't as "concrete" as the others I have shared. It is more of an assurance. A peace. Sometimes I doubt myself...that I am doing a good job as a homeschooling mom because we weren't as "on" as we have been, or the house will get into a state of complete CHAOS and I feel like a failure. When we first decided that I would quit working at be a "SAHM" (stay at home mom), I thought how easy my life would be now, that with so many hours of NOT working outside the home I would have PLENTY of time to keep everything in perfect working organized order.

And every single day I fail.

I must fail. I am human.

And this week I had to give myself a break.

I thank God that he allowed me that privilege.
Some people are not able to give themselves a break. The people around them do not allow it or try their best to "kick them while they are down" so to say.
I am surrounded by people who love me and who support me and God was gracious enough to give me a husband who cares not one iota about the clean laundry being piled on the couch or the dishes being left in the sink.
I am thankful today for a supportive and loving family and for a house that is just the right size when it comes to those times it has been let go and must be cleaned top to bottom!
I am not trying to say we are total slobs by any means...it is just lived in and sometimes let go for the higher purpose of relaxing at night with my family instead.
I am so thankful. Thankful that I have a family that I would prefer to spend time with over cleaning. Some actually don't.
So, my God Stop: I am SAVORING THE OBSERVABLE PRESENCE of GOD in our family. Only HE could be responsible for the happiness we share and enjoy together every day.

5 comments:

Momma Snail said...

Thanks for posting this, Carrie. It spoke to my heart because it is how I feel, too. I need to remember my purpose for my family and that I don't need to be a 24/7 maid.

Jill said...

Said very well! I feel this way too! I love reading these! Keep up the good work!

Momma Snail said...

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ktwalden said...

This is such a sweet post! We do need to be reminded daily of the blessing of a happy family...

My God STOP post is up at http://hallelujahanyhow.blogspot.com/2009/03/god-stop-sunday-jehovah-jireh.html

Andy's Bethy said...

That is perhaps the best God STOP that could be posted. Every moment, of every day, counts - matters - is worth something. Thanks for the reminder.
You are such a blessing Carrie.