Lately I’ve really enjoyed beginning my day with a Psalm. I find that the honest, vulnerable pursuit of God in the writing of David helps set the tone for how I should live my day. This morning Psalm 18:24 really stood out to me: “God rewrote the text of my life when I opened the book of my heart to his eyes.”
Over my maternity leave God has taught me so many lessons. It seems like its always the most challenging seasons that end up the most rewarding and clarifying for your life. However, there is one lesson I’m still learning over and over again.
I have been struggling lately. Certain seasons unfortunately carry with them a weight of pain that sometimes feels unbearable. For me, recovering from childbirth has been one of those seasons. Most new mothers would tell you these first several weeks are more difficult and painful than anyone could really warn. It’s unfortunately not something you can truly prepare yourself for, and no amount of advice keeps you from actually having to walk through it.
I have a serious problem. It goes something like this. I walk into a coffee shop, a really cool coffee shop mind you, and I can feel the eyes of the man-bun wearing, beanie adorning cool kids bearing down on me. I order my coffee and muffin, and they see me carefully gliding to a chair trying not to spill my Guatemalan gold.
This morning as I was spending time with the Lord I felt him speak a question to my heart. He asked me: “Craig, where is your bar?” As I pondered on his question, layer after layer of meaning began to unfold in my heart.
A beautiful morning in our favorite chapel. We love getting to teach and lead worship here.
I always mistook pain and trial for the absence of God. And that could not be further from the truth. (New blog up! Link in profile! 🙌)
"I'm not in a hurry when it comes to your presence, when it comes to your Spirit, when it comes to your glory." // Check out our new cover of "Holy Spirit" tagged with "Not in a Hurry." Expect to see this in @first15devotional soon! (Link in profile 🙌)
We had a blast this morning chatting with @kimkimberling on issues like unforgiveness, our marriage and @first15devotional ! We can't wait for the podcast to go live on Awesome Marriage in June contributing to their theme on "Habits that Lead to Divorce." Keep an eye out! They will titled "Withholding Forgiveness" and "Meet with Your Heavenly Father." Sign up for email updates at AwesomeMarriage.com!
I have a serious problem. It goes something like this. I walk into a coffee shop, a really cool coffee shop mind you, and I can feel the eyes of the man-bun wearing, beanie adorning cool kids bearing down on me. I order my coffee and muffin, and they see me carefully gliding to a chair trying not to spill my Guatemalan gold. [New blog up; link in profile!]