Today is my oldest son's birthday. He turned 7 years old. Now he didn't celebrate in style like we had hoped because he is in the hospital. You can read more about that here: http://www.bripardun.com/2011/08/happy-birthday-brisan/
During the chaos of life and especially dealing with Brisan and Parker's health situation we run into that monotony of dull thinking. An unfocused mind is vulnerable to thoughts that are not productive in our relationship with Jesus. I am guilty hands down of ignoring him and being lazy when it matters most. I think pretty much anyone can relate with me on this. Failing is inevitable even in basic of things.
Feeling directionless and confused can impair the best of judgement's and that is where spending time with Jesus can help. He never promised us an easy life but he did promise he would always be with us so we can seek his peace. Don't you find sometimes the tasks you have to repeat everyday seem to get in the way of living for him? His presence is always around us and he wants us to invite him in.
The purpose of these short little blog posts is really selfish to be honest. It is my way of having a few minutes with Jesus and also blogging. Jesus doesn't want us to live a life of dull thinking because it isn't conducive to the relationship he wants us to have with him.
7 For You have been my help,
And in the shadow of Your wings I sing for joy.
8 My soul clings [a]to You;
Your right hand upholds me.
Your word is a lamp to my feet
And a light to my path.
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