May 14, 2016

Read 2 Corinthians 10:12

We are a society of comparison.  We compare athletic teams.  We compare schools.  We compare our houses, our neighborhoods, our cars, our children, and our grandchildren.  What we don’t compare personally, the media compares for us: our clothing, our beauty, our body style, and our abilities.  

The problem with comparison is that we are left feeling as if we didn’t measure up to what we should.  Mother’s Day provides an opportunity for comparing ourselves with others on an annual basis (as if daily comparison wasn’t enough).  What makes a “good mother”—one by which we make a standard?  Does she need to bake fresh cookies every day?  Keep a clean house?  Provide excellent hospitality?  Have perfect children?  (I’m fairly certain this mom failed each of those measures!)

What makes a “good mother” is a woman who loves how God made her and demonstrates that love to others.  When a woman can love herself (attributes and flaws) without comparison to others, she is teaching her children to love how God made them as well.  

Throw out the measuring stick and the comparisons—love your mother and yourself just the way you are!  

One great way to weave worship into our daily lives is to fill it with music that helps focus our hearts on our great God.  Here is a Spotify playlist that has all the songs our worship team has led us through in the last month’s Sunday evening services to get you started. It’s updated weekly, so “follow” it to keep fresh worship music in your life.