If this was the view out your window this weekend, would you want to get up and make dinner?
My family spent our fall break with a weekend in the mountains at a cozy cabin we like to return to.
Sometimes when we get away, I struggle a bit. You see, there is this part of me that wants to be on vacation too! When my family starts dropping hints that are more like a bomb shell, “I’m hungry!”, “What did you bring to eat?”, “What time are we eating?”, a part of me starts to squirm. I’m on vacation too! Can’t you see I’m enjoying my book? The frig is only eight feet away…these are some of the thoughts that travel through my mind as their words hit my ears.
I don’t want to be responsible for making meals, cleaning up meals…anything to do with meals!
As I spent some time with the Lord on Sunday morning, while the rest of the house was deep in slumber, His whisper nudged me about my heart.
“Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful…and whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.” Colossians 3:15, 17 NIV
Peace…you couldn’t ask for a more peaceful settings. Thankfulness; I had a lot to be thankful for. It was up to me.
Cooking up those eggs and pancakes sure went a lot better that morning. It is amazing what can happen when I choose to change my mind.
Do you at times struggle to choose peace and thanksgiving? Let’s encourage one another today to make peace and thanksgiving the tone in our homes.