Monday, February 23, 2009

An Important Reminder About Priorities

I heard a story once about a woman in in ministry who had a dream one night. In her dream, the Lord came to her and took her up on a hill overlooking a valley. Standing in the valley were the thousands of people who had come to know the Lord through her ministry. as she stood there beside the Lord, surveying all the people, she thought, "It doesn't get any better than this." She looked over at the Lord and tried to imagine what He was thinking. Eagerly, she waited for Him to lavish her with praise for a job well done. Imagine her surprise when He extended His hand, gesturing to the mass of people below and asked her, "Where are your children?"

* An excerpt from For the Write Reason, edited by Marybeth Whalen.


  1. That gave me chills! We have a short season with our children with plenty of time later for all the other stuff.
    Thanks. I'm going to have to link this if that's okay.

  2. Wanted to add...there are also plenty of ministering opportunites that can be done now WITH the kids.

  3. Gotta keep it all in perspective. We have to let guide God our choices in activities, not our pride, desire to do it all, and even our own desires for fun or enjoyment. He must be in control for He knows best.


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