Friday, June 4, 2010

Holiness vs. Happiness

We had a GREAT SkyMoms Gathering earlier this week at Natalie’s house! Our subject was “Stop the Drama, Mama!” and that discussion always lends itself to fun, energetic and emotional (go figure) dialogue. As always, the moms were chatty and figuring things out. One mom who came after seeing the gathering posted on the Facebook page, shared something I can’t quite get out of my heart and head. She said, “Why are moms so concerned about their children’s happiness? I want to think that I am more concerned with their holiness than their happiness.” Wow! I had to think about that one for a bit. So good. We should be more concerned about our children’s holiness than their happiness, shouldn’t we? 1 Peter 1:16 says, “because it is written, “Be holy, for I am holy.” God doesn’t command our happiness, but our holiness.
We don’t want our kids to suffer, be left out, hurt, be alone, feel sad, and the list goes on. Yet Jesus felt all these things and He was God. His command for holiness is a lofty one. We don’t achieve it most days, but still it should be the goal. EVERYTHING happy in the world is fleeting. It’s temporal. The only true joy, comfort and peace comes from knowing Jesus as Lord.
God bless you as you teach your children the ways of the Lord. It will be time redeemed. If you are wanting to host a SkyMoms Gathering in your home, let us know! We would LOVE to come in and have fun mom talk, and share what Sky Ranch Christian Camps is doing to enhance Christian growth in families all over our area.
~Lisa Clark

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