|(I know, I know...photography is NOT my gift.)|
I put some potatoes on to boil and make mashed potatoes, then cook some kind of veggie. Lately it's been green beans pretty much every time just because we have an absolute ton of them in our freezer! It really is a simple meal, and works very well for Sundays. No stress or anything. There is just something old fashioned and homey and traditional, and just....RIGHT about Sunday dinner. It blesses my husband, blesses my children, and pleases my Lord.
However, I also know that--unfortunately--we have an enemy who does NOT like our Sunday dinners. Our enemy satan goes around like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour. He comes to steal, kill, and destroy. The sermon in church this morning was on that passage of scripture in 1 Peter 5. He wants to destroy our families. I've noticed that whenever I purposefully set up a family dinner at the table, including just tonight, it seems to turn into a battle. Baby cries, kids tease each other, someone decides to be disrespectful to a parent, someone is arguing, etc. When that happened this evening, the Lord reminded me of todays' sermon. I thought, "ah....of course". The enemy will do anything he can to try to steal, kill, and destroy our families. Sunday dinners represent unity, love, family, tradition...all those things that BUILD a family. Of course when I seek to build our family, he will attack in any way possible. I'm thankful that the Lord showed me this, so I won't get discouraged but will keep plugging away at building my family.
Keep plugging away building your family. Don't let satan win by discouraging you. Enjoy your family! "And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not give up." Galatians 6:9. The Lord bless you!