Our personal blog allows a slight glimpse into our family life as we seek to live out Micah 6:8 and reflect Jesus in our everyday life.
We missed the bus this morning. It wasn’t really that we were running that far behind, although more margin may have helped. It was a scooter accident that ripped some pants and scraped a knee that caused the delay. Ordinarily, that would not be a problem anymore. With Steve working from home the van is usually in the driveway at 8am. But not today. He was already gone on business and so now our options were limited. My first inclination was to ask the owner of the car that now parks in the driveway. Some excuse was given as to why we couldn’t use it and now I was on to plan B (or was this C already?!). Infused with anger on top of my frustration, I began looking for options. Text this neighbour…no answer. Go and check out the bikes…..need air in the tires. Walk? Not sure I have the 1.5-2 h......
As I walked to school this morning, I passed a Muslim man on his prayer mat, shoes off, beside his taxi, praying toward the East. How cold was it out this morning? Negative 12 with the wind chill?! As I passed, it struck me how often I take my relationship with God for granted. I am not required to adhere to a list of practices to enjoy my relationship with Jesus - salvation is a free gift that comes with no strings attached. But how often do I take advantage of God's grace and crowd him off my priority list, citing things that are more important? More often than not I forget that just because salvation is free, that my God is a jealous God who longs and desires to meet with me. He is insanely jealous over all the other people and things that attract my time and attention. How......