Thursday, December 25, 2008

Spending Time With God

Every morning, as Jon heads off to work, I like to grab a cup of coffee and sit on my favorite spot on the couch and watch a few of my favorite tv shows that I had previously tivoed. Its one of my most favorite things to do in the day. But as each week goes on Jon can start to tell which shows I watched that morning because I'll start acting like some of the characters in the show.

For example, I love the Rachel Zoe Project on Bravo. As a personal stylist to A-list celebrities, Rachel Zoe is filmed daily as she shops for designer clothes and manages her business. As much as I love reality shows, I love reality shows that involve Clothes (what can I say, we girls love our clothes). Rachel loves to dress up every day, no matter what the day and has this particular way of talking. One of my most favorite things she says is "I'm obsessed" which is what she uses when she sees something she LOVES. Recently Jon noticed that I would randomly shout out that "I'm obsessed". Another great example, I truly am "obsessed" with Jon and Kate Plus Eight on TLC. Kate, the mom, is so organized and thrives off of control and cleanliness. After watching these shows, I always feel motivated to clean the house and reorganize everything I own. I also ask Jon when he comes home if we can have lots of kids and have them NOW. He knows right then and there, that I watched Jon and Kate this morning.

I share this because as I finially realized that the more I spent time with these characters on the tv, the more I became like them. The more I exposed myself to their way, the more it became my way. What would it be like if instead, I allowed myself to be exposed to God's way so much that I started living like him?I always heard that we are supposed to be like God, so I would spend my time trying to become more and more like Him, and it got so exhausting and there were more times that I felt like a failure because I just couldn't measure up. But maybe I was going about it all wrong. Of course our actions can't ever measure up like His, but maybe instead of trying to act like I God I still wasn't sure I knew fully, I should spend my time getting to know all about Him. The more time I spend reading His word and allowing myself to be quiet before Him, my actions would just start copying His. So I leave you with this question, what habits would you pick up on if you spent more time with God?

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