My mother-in-law left a comment on this 3 things post that’s been on my mind ever since. She said :
“Who we are as a person — where our souls live day to day — that has a more long lasting affect on our children than what we ‘do’ or ‘don’t do’.”
Who we are… where our souls live day to day. That is the thing…
We get so caught up in the hows and the whats and the sheer busy work of life.
Are we taking the time to be mindful of where our souls are living day to day?
It’s a question only you can answer for yourself.
It will look different for each one of us.
Where are we landing?
I’ve had to wrestle through my faith in recent years, harder than I’ve ever fought before. Defending and wrestling and questioning and reading and praying and wrestling more. And the most beautiful thing I have realized through the fight, is that God is great enough and loving enough to handle my deepest questions and fears and hurts. When everything I held dear was attacked and stripped to the core, I found the foundation still there. And it held fast. God unchanging. His Word sufficient and true.
In my circle of friends and acquaintances, there has been much upheaval in the land of belief. We’ve watched relationships crumble and churches splinter and faith be abandoned by many. There is much disillusionment and anger and frustration and aimlessness. And in that broken, it appears there has been a lot of truth thrown out with the disappointment in men…
And yet, I believe the best thing that could come from this season, in our generation, is individuals not giving up, but wrestling with truth for themselves and finding God all-sufficient. Finding in Him peace, that surpasses the need for answers to all the questions. Discerning Him loving and present in the tangled steps that make up our history. Coming to a place of owning the truth in His Word, not because it was handed down to us, but because we took God to task and thought through why we do what we do.
Where are our souls living day to day? What are we doing to seek truth? Let’s seek it with all our hearts. Let’s not fear what we’ll find. We have a God greater than our fears, our weakness, our cares. Let’s not be afraid to talk through these things honestly and encourage each other with the hope of truth.
Our souls are living somewhere… let’s feed them well.