Tuesday, December 09, 2008

The Highest and Lowest Forms of Christianity

This past weekend we had a guest speaker at our church and he challenged us by saying this
" The lowest form of Christianity is to be blessed, The highest form of Christianity is to BE a blessing ". I've spent alot of time thinking about that quote and how true it is! As Christians it is so easy to just do what Gods word says knowing that we will be blessed if we do but when it comes to dying to ourselves and being a blessing things get downright hard! Just recently I was feeling frustrated at church because instead of being able to close my eyes and truly get into the worship myself I had to watch my children and help them worship. I was also frustrated because I have to herd 3 pre-schoolers back and forth to their classrooms and sometimes don't get to talk to my church friends as much as I would like. I am also ashamed to admit that I sometimes felt disappointment when my Sunday rolled around to do childcare after caring for my own children all week. How selfish all that was! Dying to self and doing things my flesh has no desire to do to be a blessing to my children or someone else is what being a Christian is all about. That is what Christ did for us! Tonight when I put the boys to bed I held their faces in my hands and while looking into their eyes I told them " I am so happy that I get to be your Mom! "

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