Deliverance From The Joy Thief
Posted: Tuesday, October 13
1 Thessalonians 5:4-28
Verse of the day:
A person who promises a gift but doesn’t give it is like clouds and wind that bring no rain. (Proverbs 25:14)
I don’t know about you, but sometimes in life I feel pressured to deliver. As a parent, I feel the pressure to make sure that I deliver for my kids. I want to come through for them. I want them to have great memories and strong stories to tell their families in years to come. I find that sometimes that pressure make me over promise.
Have you ever gone home? Back to the place where you grew up. Did you notices how small things looked? I went back home to the house and neighborhood that I grew up in. My memory told me how huge the house and yard were, how far we would ride our bikes, and how big the whole neighborhood was. The reality was the house was pretty small and the neighborhood only was about a few square blocks.
Our kids memories can make ordinary days into bigger than life memories. So instead of feeling the need to over sell a vacation or over promise on a great event, how about we just do things with our families. Those simple events, like a trip to the zoo or the park or family game night, could be the beginnings of an epic adventure. Stop thinking about delivering and actually deliver.