This week we started a prayer focus in our morning devotions time together. How needful that we remind ourselves, soak ourselves, beg for grace to live in line with 1 Corinthians 13. We're just going over verses 4 - 7 and praying that we would get it in our souls, our hearts, our minds, our lives, our tongues... that it would show in our relationships with each other and in how we serve others outside our home. We need this. As always: We need God- the I Am, our absolute reality, the definer of all that is and all that we are. We need His Word. It is our very life.
For the record, our morning devotions are quirky, frustrating, wonderful, laughable, and hopefully soul changing. Here's a bit of what this morning looked like:
"You guys, love is patient and kind. Do you think we can aim our hearts for that? Sow some kindness seeds with each other today?"
"Hey, do you remember we saw camels last week?"
"Yea, thanks. Let's stay focused. What else stands out to you about love?"
"Did you guys hear about the kid that pushed the delivery bike yesterday in front of our building? It was hilarious."
"No, I didn't. Let's talk about that later."
"What does arrogant mean?"
"Can we eat breakfast now?"
For our evening devotions (which are far from every day) we spend more time singing and lately, I've been totally captivated by a whole set of new songs from Sovereign Grace. Really, there's no way in the world I would think to let our kids grow up in our home and not know these songs by heart. We need to know, to linger in these beautiful, life-saving, life-giving truths!
O My Soul Arise
Father, How Sweetly
Behold our God
O Great God