Something that hit me a couple of weeks ago, and I keep getting reminded of every now and then is how Jesus have become one thing among others in my life.
Someone put it to me this way, lining up a bunch of clementines actually, the first one was my finance or household, the second clementine was my family or life at home, the third recreation, fourth job and education and so on, and the last clementine Jesus. A little bit of going to church on Sundays, meeting people for praying together, a little bit of bible study every once a week and praying for others. An aspect in my life. Not my life, but an aspect, just as important as planning my weeks and planning what to put money on next and what the next move in life might be.
This person, showing me this, took a bowl and said that Jesus wants to be that bowl. Took all the clementines and put them in the bowl one at a time, putting my finance in Jesus, my family, my recreation, my job and so on. My whole life.
It spoke to me and I knew this was what I needed to hear. I needed to know. Ever since I sometimes get reminded or I remind myself to put everything in that bowl, not try to figure it out myself but trust the Lord. It has become my prayer to let Jesus be that bowl in which I put all aspects in life, instead of letting him be one of the aspects.
Not wanting to sound preachy, but I needed to write this down so I can remember it myself and the feeling of seeing things more clearer thanks to this methaphor. Maybe it speaks to someone else, or maybe it was just meant for me that evening. Anyhow I wanted to share it.
Lately we've been loving snow. The sons have been outside building forts, snowmen, snow lanterns and giant snowballs and so on. Me and the youngest daughter have been practising going with sled to the grocery store and around the village while the others have been in school. She's so strong, my youngest one! And it sure feels like the baby is going to become a strong one too, such strength in her kicking.
Now instead of praying for that one specific house I so wish we could buy, I'm gonna put that house and my plans for it in a certain bowl, hihi. And try to remember I put it there, among a lot of other things.