We're preparing for an upcoming vacation. We're going to be gone for a while, so there's a lot to be done. And doesn't everybody can jalapeños right before leaving on a long road trip?? Oh. Well, okay, maybe I'm a bit different than others.
There is an actual Biblical lesson in this, y'know! Let me quote a verse or two:
"So this I say, and affirm together with the LORD,
that you walk no longer just as the Gentiles also walk,
in the futility of their mind,
being darkened in their understanding,
excluded from the life of God
because of the ignorance that is within them,
because of the hardness of their heart..."
Ephesians 4:17-18 NASB (emphasis mine)
I'm sure not many women prepare for vacation by canning vegetables or fruits. But it was an item on my list, and now it is done. I don't do many things that other women do, simply because I am a Christian woman. I have laid aside my old self, and have put on the new self, which has been created in righteousness and holiness of the truth." (Eph. 4:22-24)
Obviously, now, I'm not perfect. But my heart's desire is that I would peer intently into the Scriptures and ask myself, "Is my life lining up with His Word? What is the will of the Lord in this area?" And then, oh that I would turn around and walk in that truth, in whatever area--wifely realm, discipling children, home business, modesty, education, etc. I hope that I don't do things simply because everybody is doing them. I want to live my daily life in the way I do because the Lord wants me to do it.
The world behind me, the cross before me...
No turning back!
who is listening to Jacob play I Surrender All on his harmonica :)
and who is happy about all those jars of jalapeños to put up/sell in the future :D