Lauren Snider our Connection Pastor shares with us on Mothers Day 2019. All of us can easily become consumed with any variety of thing in life: good things, bad things, healthy and unhealthy things. Mothers can especially become consumed with being the perfect Mom, providing all of the right options and making the best decision for their family and children. This priority and order is all wrong.
We are to be 100% consumed with Christ. God calls for us to love Him with all of our heart, with all of our soul and will all of our mind. That is completely and utter consumption in Christ Jesus. So many things cut into our life: busy schedules, soccer practice, daily commute, driving the kids here and there., laundry and meals to cook, and what seems like a never ending house to be cleaned. How do we do it?
Or even if you are not a Mom there is always something that needs to get done. This divides our attention and then we find ourself not fully consumed with Christ but the opposite. No room for God in our life. We run from one place to the next only to fall into bed exhausted hoping to get enough sleep to do it all over the next day. How do we change this?
Galatians chapter 5 tells us, “It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.” This never ended life of lifeless consumption is the definition of bondage. The life of slavery is not what God intends our life to be. It is to be one of freedom in our Heavenly Father.
In Colossians 3:4-5 Paul says, “Your old life is dead. Your new life, which is your REAL life – even though invisible to spectators – is with Christ in God. HE is your life.” Are you living your real life? Are you being consumed with all that is the Father, Son and Holy Spirit and then out of that you are able to care for your family, the kids and friends and co-workers.
What is it that you’re consumed with? How are you actively becoming consumed with God?
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