Monday, March 11, 2013

Can YOU Answer This Question???



For those of you that follow me on Twitter, you saw that I posted a question asking...

" What would the soundtrack of your home sound like?"

Purring and praise or nails on a chalkboard?

Its a question I have been praying about since I came home from church Sunday afternoon. After my stint with distraction, our Pastor spoke straight at my heart. It was quite uncomfortable if I do say so myself.

He asked the moms how our home would sound if caught on tape? Constant yelling, griping and complaining... or would it bring forth praise?

would it Give life to those that are in it? Or suck the life out of you?

I wanted to just shrivel down in my seat, I was SO convicted it HURT! I was just thinking how I needed to bring forth total change in our Little Red House and NOW THIS???

HELLO?!?! Isn't God supposed to read our thoughts? Didn't he KNOW I already had this covered? Why did he have to bring the pastor into it and get me all weird?

I glanced over at hubby and wondered what he was thinking of it. Actually, I KNEW what he was thinking and I was just waiting....

One little smirk or poke in the side to me and I was ready to throw him right over the balcony edge...Bible and all.

I mean, I would ALREADY be in church. One throw-over and I could walk right down the stairs and wipe the slate clean right??

I know, I know...

But his words did ring true... I have been going through a *small* season of discontent. A Storm of overwhelmingness and a bit of chaos. The temperature in our home has been running a bit off kilter... I think it was because the gauge (ME) was a bit broken.

God doesn't give us more than we can handle. I get that, but sometimes.... just sometimes I think he forgets and may have added a bit too much to my plate...

Its those days that the soundtrack needs to be smashed into itty-bitty pieces.

Anybody know what I'm talking about here??

Anybody?

And I know that days covered and bathed in prayer turns out better but for some reason, I haven't been doing that as much as I should... and I let the negative eat the positive and the soundtrack just gets all messed up...

But as I sat in that pew and prayed... I made a decision to change it forever... I had already come to the conclusion that something needed to be done and this message was God himself asking ME... Little ol mom of 7.... to PLEASE.... PLEASE... change.

How can I say NO to God??

So thats what I am doing. Im changing my soundtrack.... and even though today is day 1... its much better than last week. I might have had to re-record over a few minutes.... But Gods grace did that for me.

For a Monday, I can't complain. And Tomorrow is Tuesday. A fresh day. A new cd gets put in the player and I pray its better than today.

So, Can you answer that question??? 

If God were to come down from Heaven and play a soundtrack of your home, what would it be like??

Please comment and let me know...

***For those moms that are perfect with soundtracks that sound like angels singing..... feel free to pass the comments by.***

HA!

XoXo,

GiGi



11 comments:

  1. No angels singing here most days :) Thank you for this inspiring and convicting post. Changing my soundtrack, too!

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  2. That's it! Words I can relate to. My hubby probably would've elbowed me, too, and then the tears would've flowed. But, yes, lots of prayer to help me be a better mother. I probably ask this at least 10 times a day. It's nice to know, we're not alone.

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  3. Ouch. That hit a little too close to home. Time to work on my soundtrack.

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    1. I know what you mean. Sunday was a HARD sermon to swallow... But so important

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  4. This hit me hard. I will be praying and trying harder tomorrow.

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  5. "I think it was because the gauge (ME) was a bit broken." The guage at my home has been a bit broken and then when I get that fixed am somehow surprised to find the house a bit 'hot'... Thankyou for the thoughtful post.

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    1. Heathery heather, I was broken too... I'm in the process of getting fixed. We CAN do this xoxo

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  6. Ouch..that's my toes! !I must change my soundtrack ASAP!
    Thanks

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