Are we giving our family the best of ourselves, or serving them leftovers–the tired, the weary parts? You know what I mean? The remnant, the frazzled ends that aren’t so patient and kind.
Sometimes I stay so busy living life without really LIVING life. I stay focused on the tasks at hand without taking time out for the ONE who can control all my tasks. Sometimes I think of ministering OUTSIDE of my home instead of INSIDE my home first.
So I ask myself the question: Am I giving my leftovers to my kids and family, or are they my first priority? My first full time ministry needs to be my home and all who dwell within, just as Christ makes us His first priority.
He loves us with an everlasting love.
He loves us even when we fail.
He loves us even when we mess up big time.
But God doesn’t bring us his leftovers. He extends a hand and gives us His best, all of his beautiful grace and mercy wrapped up in salvation.
Am I extending grace and mercy when my kids disobey? Am I patient with my husband when he forgets to do something?
My closest loved ones deserve my best, not my weary and tired self. I am challenged today to give my all, my heart and my life first to the ministry of my family.