I am amazed at times that in the midst of this stage of life that my brain is still working for things immediately unrelated to my children. Sometimes I feel so consumed by their presence in my life I am distracted from a much bigger and much more important presence.
This week I've been struggling with the idea of how God is glorified in my life. I have this easily explained definition in my head that I've always been taught and always believed and suddenly this week He is pushing me on it. He is challenging me to look into my life and He has been asking me (1) what does it mean for YOUR life to bring ME glory? and (2) what in your life IS in fact bringing me glory. Please excuse my terrible punctuation in that previous sentence, I have no clue and don't care how it should really look. (probably not really glorifying God in that one) Am I the only one that wishes there was a sarcasm font on the internet? Anyway, back to the glory thing.
I don't have an answer. Still pushing through it. Let's just say that I'm having a hard time believing that God is "glorified" when I do my dishes and vacuum my floor. Not that He doesn't care about the mundane things in my life, because I really believe He does. I am just having a hard time seeing how those kinds of things bring Him glory, because if anything, most of the external things I do tend to bring glory to myself whether I like it or not and whether that was my intention or not. Like, when I make a great dinner, Hayden doesn't usually say "to God be the glory for that awesome food, I'm so glad He gave you a desire to cook so that I could eat good food." Right? I feel like I'm missing something here. Because I also don't think it's just a matter of changing the way we say things - or maybe it is. I don't know. But, I'll let you know what He teaches me through it. And, if you have no clue what I'm talking about, I apologize. I'll post a picture of a cute kid next time.
Oh, and the web definition of the word glory, which isn't helping things at all, is here: glory