If I could teach my girls one thing, if I could pass on one little nugget in this world, it would be to never be too easily pleased.
I am that kid in the mud, in the slum turning my nose up at the holiday at sea God regularly offers me.
I think I have things handled.
My mud pies are lookin’ pretty good. I have perfected them. In fact, they are better than lots of other people’s mud pies.
But they are still mud. In the slum. And I can too easily be okay with that.
God is changing that for me…
But for you, my girls….
My prayer is that you would learn to enjoy every minute of your holiday at sea. You are a daughter of God.
Don’t settle for the mud pies that leave you hungering, thirsting, scrounging and grabbing for more.
Enjoy all of the freedom a holiday at sea offers. Enjoy the burdens unloaded, and the truest taste of joy you could ever possibly know.
And then, sweet daughters, remember that taste, that goodness, the sweetness of burdens that are light.
And never settle for less than that.
Never be duped into thinking that any mud pie could ever satisfy.
Fan the flames of your godly desires and trust him to do infinitely more than you could ever imagine. The waters may get rocky at times, but your holiday at sea is worlds away from the slum. In the midst of the storm, your anchor is secure, your ship is solid.
So, set sail sweet girls, let go of the mud pies and feast on the high seas.