Content with God’s Blessings

This is what happens when I attempt to make dinner for my girls and can’t give my full attention to what my two youngest are up to with the help of my oldest.  As they were having a great time, I am trying to quickly get dinner ready so the shenanigans are kept to a minimum.  I was too slow this time preparing a Caesar’s salad with dinner rolls.  All were easy to put together but I failed to keep track of what the girls were doing.  They proudly showed me their faces when I called them to dinner and I was so glad at least it was bath night.  In response, I gathered the two of them up after dinner to snap a quick pic before they ran off to play.  You can see that Zoe’s cheek says, “I love Justin Bieber” which is how I knew Alex was involved with this mischievous act.  I am reminded of how my subconscious fell right into the trap of consumerism when I visited a friend’s house recently.  She just bought a new house and there is so much room for her family with a dreamy kitchen.  When I returned home, I found myself looking online at similar homes to see how much they cost and if we could afford it.  God reminded me that it is important to be content.  Of course, I told Him that I was content and I just wanted to see what was out there and how it would be so nice to have more space and that the girls could have rooms of their own and I could get rid of the toys in my living room and entertain more friends at our house.  God reminded me of how much more there would be to clean and how I would be limiting my money and time to help others. These verses came to mind:  Proverbs 11:24-25 (NCV) “Some people give much but get back even more. Others don’t give what they should and end up poor. Whoever gives to others will get richer; those who help others will themselves be helped.”  I must fight to give to others so that I do not fall into the trap of ending up “poor”.  I need to be free like my girls to be content and happy with using marker on my face and not worrying what others think of where I live and what I wear.  What a great reminder I needed!

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