Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Company's Coming!

I remember how as a kid what a huge deal it was for company to come over to our house. The prep around our house usually started a couple days in advance with an all hands on deck deep cleaning of the house and whether it was for Thanksgiving or Grandma and Grandpa Kaiser coming to visit from Detroit, it was a very big deal.

I was thinking about this in a different light, in terms of the ways I've been prepping myself for this baby girl's arrival. There are parts of myself that annoy me, choices I've made in the past that make me cringe, and quirks about me I'd love for her to never know about. And I'm talking about everything from ways I've been a terrible friend to being absolutely incapable of conquering laundry. I want so bad for her to look up to me with a light in her eyes that leaves her wishing one day she could be just like me. And part of that means ... giving her a worthy yardstick to measure up to.

I've definitely considered some serious deep cleaning action for the arrival of this most important houseguest of my LIFE. Today on my last show before leaving for maternity leave, I shared about this insecurity and how it applies to our relationship with Christ too.

And I've definitely overlooked the fact that life in Christ offers up a huge helping of His Grace. That, and as I was reminded by an incredible listener who called in, God has designated me as her mother with great purpose for such a time as this.

Prepping For The Ultimate Houseguest by lizjordan
Prepping For The Ultimate Houseguest Pt. 2 by lizjordan

1 comment:

Becky and Patrick said...

And who knows but that you have come to your royal position for such a time as this? That is one of my top two ultimate favorite verses in the bible. And I love it in this context!