This was an entry from my devotional journal last week. After reading it post-Haiti-5K, I thought it would be an encouragement to share. For those of you who don’t know her, Lexi is my two-year-old daughter (pictured)…
Lord help me to rest in you. That I am your son. That the 5k does not define me. That my sermon doesn’t define me. That our kids ministry does not define me. Only your blood shed for me on the cross, purchasing me, making me infinitely valuable in your sight as your son, defines me. Like Lexi, her hairdo doesn’t affect my love for her, her amount of toys, mood, art projects, do not affect my love for her. I love her because she is my daughter. Lord remind me of this type of love that you have for me. That I would not seek for this approval, acceptance and value in any other place but in you, where I already have it fully, sufficiently, and overflowing. That I would not look for it in marriage, in church size, in book publishing, in 5k stats, in people being happy with me, in a grant, or in any other idol. Lord protect me from idols. Protect me from the idol of feeling like ther is so much to do today. Remind me that you are the Messiah. You have won the victory. And you have inccluded me in this victory. Thank you Jesus.
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