more Jesus please

I like alot of things:  snowboarding, swimming, coffee, travel, family, chiliquiles, pho, rain, friends, reading, sleep, etc.  But I can also overdose on all of these things – too much family, too much travel, too much reading, too much pho, etc.  But I have yet to find the limit of my appetite for genuine Jesus and in actual truth, I can’t seem to get enough of Jesus.

A strategy that helps me with getting more of Jesus in my life is being more integrated with Jesus.  Here are some ideas for integrating Jesus into our daily living more:

  • family – there are lots of times when I learn lessons about Jesus and have ample space to ask for Jesus to help me in relating constructively with my kids and husband
  • serving – I’m always blown away by how closely I feel connected to Jesus when I serve others (not to be noticed, validated or repaid), like some of our work with Saving Moses
  • praying – in my thinking, prayer is a two-way conversation with God and this can be happening all the time throughout any day;  I need this
  • watch – looking for Jesus and paying attention to Him helps me be more aware and attentive to Jesus’ involvement in my daily living

cheering!!!!

With some maternal encouragement (always the sports enthusiast that I am), my daughter decided to play soccer this Spring for the 1st time & she has really come to enjoy the experience.  While her first game was absolutely traumatic, it’s been an awesome learning curve for both of us.  Possibly her greatest take-away so far (we might be in the playoffs), is to not quit.  There’s lots to say about that, but that’s her story 🙂

For me, probably the greatest take-away is to stay positive.  My sideline role is to cheer, be encouraging, stay positive & upbeat, even when it seems discouraging.  Another take-away that I TOTALLY love is that while I’m limited to a sideline role of cheering, the Holy Spirit in our lives doesn’t have to stay on the sidelines, but can have an active & integrated role in helping us with our daily living.  Of course the Holy Spirit cheers for us, but let’s know that there’s lots more that the Holy Spirit can do in our lives, particularly when we let down our preconceptions, guards and boundaries 🙂