Recently I was watching this video that was really quite hilarious. This guy was supposed to be cleaning his house, but got distracted by a skein of yarn and knitting needles. So he decides to learn how to knit from YouTube and videos himself while doing it. It’s pretty funny. You can watch it for yourself if you have random free time (like me): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oXRj7RSgoN4
At one point his end yarn is too short and he grabs it and says, “I need more of this in my life.” It’s one of those phrases that have been going around a lot lately and it generally makes me laugh because people use it for really non-essential things…like yarn.
I need more of this in my life. As we point to coffee.
I need more of this in my life. As we hold up a giant, delicious, slice of chocolate cake.
I need more of ______ in my life. What do you put in that blank? A clean house, a sleeping baby, a mocha, a vacation…the list goes on.
It’s a funny phrase but it got me thinking. What do I really need more of in my life? What makes my wheels turn? What gets me going? And keeps me going?
There’s many things I think will satisfy me but I’m going with the Sunday school answer on this one. Really the only thing that fills that blank is Jesus.
I need more of this in my life. As I hold up the Word of God and point to Jesus.
Maybe it sounds cliché. Maybe it sounds corny. Maybe it even sounds unachievable. But it’s sooooooo true! We need more of Jesus in our lives.
I bet you are asking how?? I know, believe me, I know. We are all busy, sometimes insanely so. I sometimes don’t stop running from the time I get up to the time my head hits the pillow and I’m still not done with my work. But I know the truth. I need more of this in my life.
I need more time with Him. I need more of His Spirit in me. I need more of His truth, not the world’s. I need more of His Word hidden in my heart.
We are all busy. But we are all busy with what we choose to make a priority. If activities for our kids are important to us, we make time for them. If music lessons are a priority in our minds we find time to fit them in. If playdates are at the top of the list, we make time for those. So, do we make time for Jesus? Is he a priority? Is His truth at the top of our lists?
I’m not just asking you. Don’t feel like I’m judging you. I’m really writing to myself here. I’m asking myself these questions.
Just a couple weeks ago we were talking about this at Bible study. One lady said she has quotes she likes taped inside her cabinet doors. And as she shared that she asked out loud, “Why aren’t they verses?”
We all got excited about printing verses or handwriting them and taping them inside our cabinet doors. Then every time you go for that much needed coffee cup you can read a little of God’s truth. I know another woman who tapes them to the dashboard of her car. Just don’t read and drive, people! You can get the YouVersion Bible app to send you a verse of the day. You can get devotions in your inbox.
Mamas, we can do this. We can be busy, raise our kids, run to activities, make supper, do laundry, AND get more Jesus in our lives.
Because we all know what we really need more of in our lives. While coffee is good (okay, awesome) and clean floors would be a dream come true, what we really need is more of this in our lives… Jesus.