Hello from Nashville, TN!
Mr. FFF has a week off school, so we’re hanging out here for the weekend! Then, my parents are coming from Canada on Wednesday!
SO excited. Haven’t seen them since we moved at the beginning of May!
BUT, you’re not here for that kind of life update. You’re here for the Sunday reflection.
This week I was driving our new-ish car. We got it last August and it’s a pretty nice one. I remember when we got it I was like “I will NEVER eat in this car. I will NEVER drink in it. I will DEFINITELY never text in it even at red lights.”
Embarrassed to say that I do that sometimes. WORKING ON IT.
But you know what? Now that we’ve had this car for a year:
I’ve eaten in it. A LOT. I’ve even spilled food all over it.
I’ve definitely drank in it.
I’ve definitely texted at red lights. Sometimes when I’m not even at a light. (Again, working on it!)
Liiiike, this used-to-be-so-fancy-and-new-and-precious to me car? OLD NEWS. It’s like I don’t even care about it now that it’s a year old.
This led me to thinking about how God can be for me, since I’ve been a Christian all my life.
I remember when I first really met Jesus – it was in my hospital bed when I had anorexia. I fell in LOVE, I wanted MORE, I was hungry and wanted to spend time in the Bible. When something awesome happened, I thanked him. I remember He has a plan for everything when times got tougher.
But, after so many years of being a Christian, my first thought doesn’t tend to be to thank Jesus, or trust in His plan…I sometimes thank MYSELF and my hard work for good things, or thing bad things are ALL MY FAULT. I still do all my devotionals and, as we talked about last week, I am trying to get back into being HUNGRY for more. But, it’s kinda like Jesus has lost the MAGIC that He once had when I first discovered him.
He kinda gets tossed to the way side in the midst of this busy-chaotic thing we call life. Kind of like what happened with my car.
So, what IF we came to Jesus every day, treating him like a BRAND SPANKIN’ NEW CAR? We cherish Him. We love Him. We protect Him (or our relationship with Him, in this case.) How would life be different?
So, that’s my challenge to myself AND you. I think we could all re-learn a little Jesus magic to have him truly come alive, and take TOP PRIORITY in our lives.
Happy Sunday friends!