Tuesday, November 6, 2012

It's all about ME...

Good Evening my dears.. 
How are you all?  

A very cold day here in Maritime Canada again .. 
We have had such a lovely warm Fall that these temps simply surprise us.. smile.. 
Hanging clothes out on the line today my hands were so cold.. 
Not many line days left, I am thinking.. 
Instead of a how to kind of post today I am writing just words.. 

I read a post today that got me thinking..

It was kind of about this ME generation we are living in.. 

We live in such a blessed day and although there is strife on every hand we still have so much more then there has ever been down through the ages..
So much more.. 

I grew up in a poor home.. 

We had food on the table and a roof over our heads..
 Our  Dad worked very hard at his job and then fixed up old cars in the evenings after he got home to try and make enough to renovate our home and get a few extras..

We did not have much but I did not feel less or even think about the fact that we were poor ... 
In our home Jesus Christ was the centre and the church family meant so much to us.. 

Hospitality was a given.. 
Any visiting preacher or friend usually found their way to our dining room table... 
We did not have fancy food.. 
I do not remember having anything except moose or deer steak until I married Terry.. 
Beef steak was not something we could afford.. 
But whatever we had my parents  shared whenever they could.. 

Down through the years since we married our family have not had to go without.. .. 
We both worked hard and God has blessed that..
Although we are not rich we do not need to fret..

All that could change in a moment ...All could be lost..
The world is on a rock and roll trip and we don't know what kind of destruction could be around the corner.. 

The only solid thing we really have it the God of our soul. 
He alone remains the constant.. 

To be honest I get so fed up with parents trying to give their children everything that is available for them..

Don't get me wrong.. 
I loved giving my children more then I ever had growing up but when it becomes necessary for families to work harder at providing the entertainment and gadgets then it does to give them a family life based on Christ then there is something wrong with the picture.. 

The question of where will my child spend eternity is not even a consideration anymore in the world at large.. 
The Bible is not anything that they use to base their lives on.
Some do not even believe it to be true let alone necessary..

Life is about ME and MINE.. 
What anyone does is not an issue so long as it does not interfere with ME.. 

Parents focus more on keeping up with whatever is current and entertainment events then with family devotions or deeming it necessary to take their family to church.. 

When I meet someone who once lived for the Lord and then turn their back on Him I am always amazed.. 
Not that they turned their back on Christ because people fall away.. But when they take their children with them and don't even care about how it will affect their eternal souls then I just can't grasp it..

From the very first breath that wee babe took until they lay me in the sod my life is not about ME anymore.. 
It is about that sweet smelling bundle that I hold in my arms.. 
They grow up and build their own lives but my life is still about them and theirs.. 
The only thing on this earth that I will take with me to Heaven are my precious children... 
I just pray oh Lord.. 
Don't let me fail... 

I know that so many of you who read this blog do not fit this situation.. You love God and your families and you work hard at putting Him at the centre of your homes and lives but you are not the majority.. 
This world is on a one way street.. 
Very wide and very accommodating.. 
It leads away from the creator of our souls.. 

We so need to put Him back in his rightful position.. 
First in our lives and our thoughts and our homes..
We need to decide that it is not about ME but it is about HIM... 

 I hope I have not upset you but every once in awhile as an older keeper of the home I feel a need to share a few things that lay upon my heart.. 

 Our world needs God and we must share the good news..

Jesus Christ fills the empty spaces of hearts and homes.. 
He makes a difference...

Take care dear hearts... 


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    1. Praying for you, dear.. A mama's heart is a fragile thing yet mended with just a word or a look.. May God bless you, my friend..

  2. Good Evening Faye, I had the same kind of childhood except my dad passed when I was nine years old. I appreciated every moment my Mom was a tough lady. We trusted in God, and that was that. I know what you're saying children nowadays are more self-centered. I think a lot of parents try to give their children what they never received as young a child. They forget what is important. We taught our girls to trust in God and put him first. My grand kids are following the example. So share away my friend. Hugs and Blessings. Anna

  3. These words are what I feel in my heart, too. Great post. AMEN!!!!!!

  4. Faye, Thank you so much for reminding us of the importance of what's truly important in this life. I also wish to thank you for taking your roll, as you say, of being "an older keeper of the home" seriously. You have been a source of encouragement in my life, even though I don't really know you. God bless you! Sherry

  5. Wonderful thoughts. I wish there were more people like you in this world! :)

  6. Beautifully written . I was raised on a farm , my parents were from England and lived through world war 2 my dad a British solder . They taught me so much and gave us kids more then we could of imagined as they grew up in hard times . My father also worked off of the farm at a steel company , mum a home maker . They made sure us kids had good food on the table from the farm and a roof over our heads even though it was a struggle at times for them . They treated us equally and taught us so much about life and to always appreciate what you have no matter what cause it may be taken away faster then you know . To treat others as you would like to be treated and to care for and about nature . I will say truthfully we are not religious people and do not attend church but that doesn't mean we do not believe . I have found myself many times through some ruff patches in my life praying to him for help and guidance and he has been there . I give thanks for all in my life and feel blessed for it as well ! Have a lovely evening dear friend !

  7. Sobering and well said. Thank-you, Faye.

  8. Faye, thank you for sharing from your heart about your faith in God. I agree with all you said and know God will bless you for sharing what's on your heart. Hugs, Pam

  9. Evening Faye......lovely post.....thanks for sharing your thoughts ........God will bless you.......well said......Blessings Francine.

  10. Thank you so mutch...these words inspire me a lot.
    God will bless you.....

  11. Amen, Faye! I love your words of wisdom. I grew up with a single mom, raising three children by herself. She struggled and made mistakes, but she taught me values such as this and I'm so glad she did!

    Have a blessed day!

  12. I love "listening" to you...

    There is much to glean from your wisdom and insight here. Keep sharing the Truth!

    We are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hid. (Matthew 5:13-16)

  13. Amazing post dear Faye! Very well said with such wisdom,it did my heart good to have the feelings in it put to words.God Bless you! Hugs,Jen

  14. so true...without Jesus all the "stuff" in this life is worthless. The Bible tells us to Seek FIRST the kingdom of God THEN "stuff"

  15. Very well said, Faye... my husband and I were talking about this same thing a few days ago... how that people (especially younger people) seem to have a sense of "entitlement", like the world somehow "owes" them something, and I believe a lot of it has to do with the fact that they have never been denied anything they've desired in life or told "NO" by their parents or guardians.

  16. We mourn over the same worldly attitudes here - just as in the days of the Judges when 'every man did that which was right in his own eyes.'
    God have mercy on our young people and children and on us as parents to train them up in the way that they should go.
    God bless

  17. Preach, dear sister! And to my heart especially... A child of mine likes this sinful world better than all that Christ affords us... I pray for all mom's burdened with hurt of children turning aside from true Truth. God... give us more love and more wisdom as the world turns...
    I am a new follower and how blessed I am to have found your site. I hope you have a deep peace and joy knowing your blogging ministry is blessing so many ladies seeking encouragement in the Lord.
    I'm just wanting to give you a ((((hug)))) for writing this post... I hope you felt that 8-D

  18. Such a nice post, and so heart-felt.
    Thank you.

  19. As always, Faye, your words are an inspiration to many. We are all called to be a witness in this life...most especially to our children, for they are the future. Your post was nicely written.