Had a really sweet time encouraging Moms yesterday at the MOPS group at B.F.C.C. in Alameda. If you are in their area and need a Moms group, this is a new group so it would be easy to get plugged in.
What is MOPS? If you’re not familiar check them out here. If your season right now is a mom of preschoolers then get plugged into MOPS in your area. Don’t have one? Look into starting one!
Maybe you’re not in the season of having littles at home. That’s not where I am anymore! In fact I shared this photo of my newly married son reminding me and encouraging them that time is a fleeting thing!
Before you know it, the kids are grown up and out on their own! Where did the time go? How was that time with him spent?
It’s so good to be reminded to make the most of our time (Eph 5:16). But what does that look like in each season of life? Are we supposed to be busy doing anything and everything that constitutes good works? (Eph 2:10) Are we to be filling our time to the brim with well doing? (Gal 6:9) Is doing doing doing what constitutes a life well lived?
No. Not if all the doing squeezes out time for relationship. You see, what matters are the things that last for eternity. What are those things?
So what matters most is your soul, your family members’, your friends’, your neighbors’, the homeless, the unborn, the disenfranchised, those of other countries and cultures. People matter most.
What matters most is relationships. Jesus modeled this for us as He walked here. Time with the Father alone. Time with others quietly. Time with others serving/working. Time intentionally spent developing relationships. Grace filled relationships.
Think about the two sisters Martha and Mary (Luke 10:38-42) . Are you worried and bothered by so many things? Or are you choosing the better part that will not be taken away from you?
I am not saying doing good things should be abandoned so that you can sit alone in silence: unless you are doing too many good things and you have no unobligated time to sit alone in silence for even 5 minutes!
Intentional time alone with God; intentional time with family, with friends, and then out to the world. Making the most of your time looks differently in each season. What does your time look like today? Where can adjust to make that time intentional?