It’s a busy season for our family. Between travels, homeschool, sports, Scouts, and other activities, our days are full and go by quickly. One consequence to our packed schedule is that I’ve found myself scattered, unfocused, and forgetful. I’ve been late for appointments or missed them all together. I can’t count the number of times I’ve walked into a room and forgot why I did. In truth, I’m a frazzled mess.
In an effort to be more organized and prepared, I’ve been making crock pot meals so they are ready for us when we return from practices and meetings. One morning, I gathered my ingredients to make a stew and discovered I was missing one key ingredient. I looked everywhere, even crawled around in the trunk of the car looking for it because I remembered buying the ingredient. It was nowhere to be found. So I had to drag the kids out to the store for that one ingredient, delaying homeschool that morning. They were happy, I wasn’t.
Then, just the other day, I opened the freezer to pull out chicken for another meal and what did I find in there but the missing ingredient I had searched all over for! How on earth did a can of tomatoes end up in the freezer? Sigh. My forgetfulness has made me unfruitful.
This fruitlessness born out of forgetfulness occurs in our spiritual life as well. From the Apostle Peter:
Source: Crosswalk | Christina Fox