It was one of those mornings. My kids got up early, which means no quiet time for mom. My husband had to work, so no help in getting the kids ready. I made everyone breakfast, but I myself, forgot to eat. The kids were whining and we were running late. As I was speeding down the street trying to make up lost time, it hit me. We were going to God's house, to worship Him, but I wasn't pleasing Him. I believe that it would please Him more for me to be late for Sunday School, then to spend the morning griping at my kids and breaking the law! What a revelation. I immediately slowed down to the speed limit, which I'm sure annoyed the cars behind me. As I thought about how unhappy they might be, God reminded me of Galatians 1:10- For am I now seeking the favor of men, or of God? Or am I striving to please men? If I were still trying to please men, I would not be a bond-servant of Christ. So despite the car now on my bumper, we proceeded to Church at the posted speed. We did arrive a few minutes late, but just enough to miss the intros. It just really made me stop and think about the saying "does the end justify the means?" Is speeding and yelling at our kids justified by getting to church on time? Of course not. Hopefully I will remember this from now on, and with God's help, Sunday mornings at our house will be much more pleasant. Whether or not we arrive on time.
Isaiah 55:9 (NASB)
"For as the heavens are higher than the earth,So are My ways higher than your waysAnd My thoughts than your thoughts.