Luke and I got out for a date last Saturday night, and I had conveniently bookmarked this article to provide us with enriching conversation. In it twenty questions were listed, to hopefully jumpstart discussion over things other than our children, or our schedules, or, sadly, sometimes just the weather. As we sat in Starbucks and began our descent down the list, it did not take me long to realize that I didn’t have answers to many of the questions. What do I daydream about? Um, I don’t daydream. Is that because I am too busy or is it just not in my nature? Other questions revealed that I was happy to answer the same thing as Luke did- was that because we are truly becoming single minded in our second decade together or because I am too tired to come up with original answers? I came home from our date feeling dejected, with the phrase, “I have no life” going through my mind.
The LORD was there for me, though, as I read in His word the very next day:
“For physical training is of some value, but godliness has value for all things, holding promise for both the present life and the life to come. This is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance. That is why we labor and strive, because we have put our hope in the living God, who is the Savior of all people, and especially of those who believe.” 1 Timothy 4:8-10
Still, I think there are areas of my personal life that need fed and cultivated that I have left fallow for too long! Part of godliness is becoming the fullness of what I was created to be in His image, and I have come across some great reading in books and articles to encourage that kind of growth and development. Stay tuned!