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IN THE MAIZE

Last weekend we went with some friends to Cagle's Family Farms. It was our first time in a corn maze. I loved it! We didn't make it through the phase (a little nervous about a. getting lost b. surviving a meltdown on a 3 mile maze) but we had to check it out. Corn mazes are so haunting and beautiful. The clouds went over just as we went in and I couldn't help but get a little overwhelmed by the correlation of the maze and life. Both the maze and our lives have a start and end but what is really aMAZEing (I just think I'm hilarious) is what happens on our path, the story.

On sunday the pastor (who Sam and I really love - we may have found a new home) began talking about prayer and how we often don't pray for things that we really want (ex for our back to stop aching, for a new rug, for more success) because we feel like these things are trivial. However, we continue to pursue them outside of God. We strive and toil and spend lots of time on achieving our hearts desires  - but apart from Him. God may not give us all that we ask for, it's true, but He wants to know our dreams, what ails us, what we long for. He wants to be a part of all of our thoughts, not just the ones we think are "worthy" of praying for. Even the yucky bits (jealousy, bitterness), he wants those too. He can change us. Sam and I both thought this was an amazing discovery. I hope that this may stir something in you today too.

We are in a sweet spot right now with the girls. My Grammy always says that it takes a year to really welcome a new family member (I cannot believe that my baby will be one next month). Each day I have these carpe diem flashes. When I catch myself "outside of the moment" I'm reminded to snap to. It's a challenge in our modern world but so important, not only for our kids but for our marriages too.

Have you had any "aha" moments recently? Words of wisdom for mamas that want to live fully?

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10 comments :

  1. I like this pastor's message. Truthfully it was just a few weeks after I started praying about wanting a house (basically "God, please help us find a house or give me peace in my wanting" - not just asking for a house) that we found our now home. Prayer is so powerful!

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    1. so powerful! our moving situation was exactly the same. as soon as i stopped being negative and praying instead, everything changed.

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  2. Such a simple, but so hard to implement principle. Dealing with the same thing lately, and I read the following in Jesus Calling a few days ago: "Train your mind to seek My help continually, even when you feel competent to handle something by yourself. Don't divide your life into things you can do by yourself and things that require My help." Still chewing on this one days later. I'm pretty sure I need to write this on the wall of every room of my house. And my car. Maybe just get it tattooed on the palm of my hand...

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    1. i read that too amy!! it stuck out to me as well. let's get it tattoed together!

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  3. Beautiful post. I always shy away from asking for specific things, I fall into this mindset that God has a plan, He knows what I need before I even know, so why should I ask? I feel guilty, like I should just be thankful for what I have instead of asking for more. But you are so right: I continue to pursue things outside of Him. So what's the point? This was my Aha moment of the day, thank you for that.

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    1. i felt the same way olivia! i think there is some real freedom in letting go of guilt and just being honest. i'm so glad that you took something away from that message too!

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  4. your grammy is spot on. i feel like we are finally in a good groove here, too. i thought we had things figured out in the past, but then she would change and i realized that we were still 'getting to know her'. now i think we are all on the same page ;) and so so happy to hear you guys have found a new 'home'!

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    1. thanks miss e! glad you guys are finding groove too. i'm sure i've just jinxed myself with this post. ;)

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  5. thank you for sharing. i love your posts. so inspirational and necessary. lately all i have been praying about is how thankful i am for all of the gifts God has given me. thank you for your message!

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    1. thankfulness is beautiful! thank you so much toria. you made my day!!

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