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getting into God's stride...

"The true test of a person's spiritual life & character is not what he does in the extraordinary moments of life, but what he does during the ordinary times when there is nothing tremendous or exciting happening."
Oswald Chambers


This morning as I was reading today's "My Utmost for His Highest" I couldn't help but think how true that statement above is for my life.  Every day I wake up, take care of Oliver, make Matt's meals & then go to bed.  Not very exciting.  Now, don't get me wrong, I absolutely love doing these things, but sometimes my heart isn't into it & I feel as though I am just going through the motions of life.  I have to realize that my spiritual life not only changes in the "extraordinary" times, but also in the mundane.  Walking with the Lord day by day, you start to understand His heart & your relationship becomes deeper with Him.  You start to realize how valuable you are to Him & understand why He has put you where you are.  I look at how God has truly blessed me & I am so grateful.  Being a wife, mom & homemaker is the most precious gift, which shouldn't be taken for granted.  My prayer is that God can use me to my fullest potential, to mold me to be the supporting & loving wife to Matt & to grow our son in the ways of the Lord.  

four months in october

portland & multnomah falls