Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Day 2: What's the Point?

Our family leads a very busy life as most American families do. Our normal week involves full home schooling days, soccer practice, scouts, music lessons, soccer games, enrichment program, as well as errands, chores, mealtime preparation, home maintenance, and scheduled commitments. Did I mention we have a baby too? We top it all off with church on Sundays.  Whew! I'm tired just thinking about it!

So you may be wondering why we have decided to add the Manna Principle to our lives and what's the point?  As if we needed something else to get involved in. Actually, its just the opposite. Its a "letting go" and "freeing ourselves up" process.  We are stripping ourselves of some of the norms that we have embraced in our culture in order to better understand the meaning of living daily. 
Its emptying ourselves and letting God fill us back up again. 


It's as if, we went from living in fourth gear all the time to cruise control. Has our scheduled changed? Not really, but our outlook has.

I know we live in different times now than a few thousand years ago but God's ways are unchanging and still relevant.  So we were curious to see what we would learn.  We started out with a few theories and many questions and in a few days He's taught us so much.

So far we've seen significant changes:
Learning to live in the moment instead of focusing on what's to come.
Being more at peace throughout the day even when we have a full schedule.
Finding we're more open to The Lords direction, "Not my will, but your will be done."

So sometimes we need to search in order to find.

In Matthew 7:7-8 Jesus said,  “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.

Do you have questions that need answers?
Ask, seek and knock.

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