More of You, Less of Me

If it were up to me, I'd be the most important person in my little world. I would be admired, respected, revered. But guess what, I will screw things up royally every single time. And divinely so. I am not HE.

He loves me, He's set me apart for great things but probably not the flashy things I imagine when my pride rears its ugly head.

Things that are glorious in His eyes like raising a family, washing dishes all day, putting mountains of laundry in their proper places, teaching my kids how to read and write and respect and love each other. These are the things that the world looks at and says "So what? Don't you want to make something of your life?"

The Lord is so gracious to remind me daily that I am making something. I'm making my house a sanctuary. Not the misguided ideas of a pristine place of worship where perfect people come to praise God for making them perfect. A true sanctuary is a mess. It is full of tears and repentance and "I'm sorrys and I love yous" and lots of "God is faithful and will see us through our messes" proclaimations.

Yes, this is my life's calling. To see You (not me) revered before my husband and children. Left to myself I will fail every single time but He never will. That's why the title of this post is "more of You, less of me" of my favorite verses is John 3:30, "He must increase and I decrease." John the Baptist existed to point to Jesus. And guess what, brothers and sisters in Christ, that's what we exist for also. That's the heart I want and desperately need.

I praise Him that he so gently and lovingly allows me to see very plainly that without Him I am nothing.

"You are as much serving God in looking after your own children, training them up in God's fear, minding the house, and making your household a church for God as you would be if you had been called to lead an army to battle for the Lord of Hosts."
-Charles H. Spurgeon



  1. I love this post simply glorifying God, how beautiful. God before our spouses and children truly is the source of our family strength. I really feel blessed by your post. Sometimes it's so easy to forget where our focus should be everyday. What a beautiful life you are offering to your family. Blessings from Christian Woman Bloggers Unite..

    1. Thanks for reading, Kathy! Blessed to get to know you better through this blogging thing ;)