One of my favorite reality television family is the Duggar's from TLC's "19 Kids and Counting". They receive much praise for their television ministry and unfortunately, they receive many negative comments as well. It's probably a great thing that they do not watch television themselves, nor do they dwell on social networking sites and twitter. There are some really hurtful things that are said about them. It's sad how people can instantly gravitate towards the negative side. On the Duggar family website, they list a list of "house guidelines" most of us would call them rules, but they choose a more positive word, guidelines. Our little Adams family have adapted these guidelines, with some variations, and have them posted on lovely paper in our dining room.
The very last guideline says this, "Practice J.O.Y. - Jesus First, Others Second, and Yourself Last"
This is a pretty powerful guideline.
I think in times like these, we tend to take care of ourselves first, then others, and then maybe have time with God.
What if we made an effort to put Jesus first, to serve others second and to lastly take care of ourselves.
What do you think that would like? What do you think that would feel like?
Blessings be with you...
Enjoy your Sabbath, see you Monday!