It’s 8:30 p.m. and I have a show on the DVR that I really want to watch. A little girl gets up for the fifth time to tell me just one more thing. Another one wants to tell me a riddle and then the crying from the nursery comes. I feel the frustration coming and selfishness rears its ugly head.
This is why I am desperate to spend time in His presence each day. At moments like this His words come to mind. Walk in love…Paul says in Ephesians. I want to play dumb and ask what that even means, but I know. His Word is so clear.
And walk in love, as the Messiah also loved us and gave Himself for us, a sacrificial and fragrant offering to God. – Ephesians 5:2 HCSB
This walk of love is selfless and sacrificial and sweet. We are to walk as He walked. We are to give our all – completely empty ourselves for the good of others and the glory of God. We don’t simply serve until we are tired or tired of it. When there is a need, even at the end of a long and weary day, we are to walk in love a little more. Because that is what the Messiah did and our deepest longing should be to resemble Him.
Yes, that little girl can tell me one more thing. I would love to hear a late night riddle. And I will pick that baby up and rock her one more time.
I will walk in love and savor each step.
2 thoughts on “Walk in Love”
I admire you! That is not always easy to do.
Beautiful! Mothering is such a short season. I’ve been reading a lot about savoring the moment. It’s a joyful way to live and it sounds like you are living in that place. I hear in your voice the love for your children and the mothering you give so freely.