Have you ever noticed how children absorb everything? They notice every minute detail of life- a beautiful sunset, the birds singing in the trees, the clouds painting pictures in the sky. As adults, we live in the same beautiful world that we did as children; however, we’ve grown to take these things features for granted. Life grows more complicated and busier with age.
The first thing that crosses my mind when I wake up each morning is what my schedule will consist of for the day, followed by the urgency to have my kids ready for school on time. Those items are important, but far too often I neglect the one priority I should not in the mornings: God’s will for me that day. I suppose I am guilty, like so many of us, in taking God for granted.
So many people take their spouses for granted as well. As years pass in our marriages, we grow comfortable and complacent, often forgetting to compliment our wives in how beautiful they look, or taking a moment to acknowledge the fact that they’ve changed their hair. We don’t notice the new dress they are wearing, or thank them for the wonderful meals they prepare for the family. We take advantage of their permanence in our lives, and begin to neglect what we did to win their hearts initially; when we were trying to romance them and make them our wives.
This Valentine’s Day, go the extra mile to show your significant other how much they mean to you. Plan something memorable and special to remind them that if you could do it all over again, you would. Proverbs 18:22 tells us, “He who finds a wife finds what is good and receives favor from the Lord.”
Additionally, on April 14, please help Faith West Academy in their 5k Fun Run and 1k Walk/Run, the Resurrection Run Katy! We need lots of runners to sign up in order to make this an event a success. Visit the website for more info at www.ResurrectionRunKaty.com!
Joseph R. Menslage
Katy Christian Magazine