I’m sitting in a messy playroom trying to work on some blogginess while Lydia, Asa and my husband clean up dinner downstairs and get ready for bed. And I’m feeling a little crunched up inside.
It started with showing up at a gymnastics class we weren’t supposed to be at, arguing in the car, disobedience and my son running around outside with shorts and no shoes on. All little stuff that means nothing but for some reason got me all grumpy and short-fused.
When I sat down just now, I checked my email, facebook and twitter first. (Why do I do that? Remind me not to do that again! I need to remember, “Create before you consume.”– Tsh Oxenreider) In my clicking I found a video of Psy and MC Hammer.
I watched it.
And I didn’t brighten my day or improve my mood. Clearly. Why are we surprised?
Then I remembered a post from my friend Erin about her trick when she comes “unglued”: listening to kids’ music especially Seeds Family Worship. I’m a big fan of Seeds because their lyrics are directly taken from Scripture. So, I dragged my heavy finger to click on the newest Seeds album, The Character of God.
Oh, what a balm.
I know. It sounds trite.
But it’s true. It healed my grumpy heart. It’s like I can’t make my own mouth say or do the right thing, but surrounding myself with this Scripture causes my spirit to sing. It changes me inside.
This new Seeds album focuses on who God is. And there’s something about reminding yourself who God is in the middle of your yuckiness. How He is so big and amazing and still loves us so deeply and cares for us so intimately.
If you do nothing else for your kids, surround them with Scripture through music, art and stories. Hearing my children sing God’s Word is such a treasure. Knowing that the seed of God’s Word is planted in their hearts is priceless.