I want to learn how to be a better wife, so my husband will know how much I love him.

I want to raise my kids with love and tenderness and discipline so that they will always know I’m a safe place.

I want to keep my house (relatively) clean so I can have a peaceful space to live and work.

These wants aren’t really wrong, per se.  They come from a good motivation.  It’s good to want those results!  But, am I wanting the right way to get there?

Standing in a worship service at  church this past weekend, God whispered a simple change to that sentence…simple, but vastly different in the approach.  Instead of saying, “I want to…”, I need to simply say, “I want You.”

When I want Jesus to be smack-dab in the middle of my marriage, communicating love is that much easier.

When I want the Holy Spirit as my Guide while I navigate this whole parenting thing, He won’t lead me down a path of bitterness and irritability.

When I want God smothering my house, while He kicks up His feet, without judging the blocks and scattered shoes on the floor, His very presence is my peace.

You see, my “to’s”, my actions, do make a difference.  But His presence makes ALL the difference.

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