Day 103

Over the last few weeks, in preparation for our Disney World trip, I listened to my Disney play list a lot.  It starts with “A Dream Is A Wish Your Heart Makes” and ends with “Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah.”  All of the best Disney songs from A to Z.  I was driving around listening to it with the kids the other day and got some great revelation out of one the songs.  Here are the lyrics that sparked it.

“Life is so unnerving.  For a servant who’s not serving.”

Any body know what song that’s from?  I’ll give you a hint, a candelabra is the one singing it…  a candelabra name Lumiere… Yep, it’s from “Be Our Guest” which of course is from the movie Beauty And The Beast.  All of the dishes and flatware are singing this happy song because they have a guest and they can do what they were created to do… serve!

“Life is so unnerving.  For a servant who’s not serving” is true not only for candelabras and teapots but for humans.  We were created to serve and if we aren’t serving, life turns out unnerving.

Unnerving means to deprive of fortitude, strength, or firmness of purpose.  Life without firmness of purpose is not the way God created us to live.  He created us all to do something.

Ephesians 2:10 (MSG) He creates each of us by Christ Jesus to join him in the work he does, the good work he has gotten ready for us to do, work we had better be doing.

To live a purpose driven life, an “un-unnerving” life, we have to do what we were created to do.  And we, much like the singing candelabra, were created to serve.   He created us to serve Him.

So how do we serve God?  You make Him your master.  Ephesians 2:10 in the New King James says that we are God’s masterpiece.   If you want your life to have purpose, to count for something, to be the kind of life that people see and think to themselves, “what is that guy’s (or gal’s) secret?” you must serve God.  Without a master there’s no masterpiece.

  1. My life is not unnerving, because I am servant who is serving.
  2. I am God’s masterpiece!
  3. Everyone got to sleep in this morning.
  4. Decided to give Epcot a chance and we were pleasantly surprised.  We really enjoyed our morning there.
  5. Had a really yummy breakfast at the park.
  6. Gus got to ride Soarin’ for the first time.  He of course loved it.
  7. The Finding Nemo Ride or as Beau calls it the “Elmo” ride.  Close.
  8. Got to try different sodas from all over the world.  Me and Gus liked the ones from Israel & Japan the best.
  9. Slept so good this afternoon cuddling with Josh.  It was awesome.
  10. Found a really close parking spot at Magic Kingdom and didn’t have to take a shuttle to the monorail.
  11. Beau was excited about riding Pirates of the Caribbean again because she wanted to “see puppies.”
  12. Rode one of my favorites with Gus, Big Thunder Mountain Rail Road.
  13. Beau told Josh, “I wanna ride Dumbo.”  She’s been talking up a storm all week.
  14. Last day toy shopping!
  15. Gus got to build his own light saber.
  16. Beau picked out princess bath toys.
  17. Finished the trip with the Winnie the Pooh ride.
  18. Sweet conversation with Josh about our future as we were leaving the park.
  19. We were able to save money to pay cash for our whole trip.
  20. I know that Beau will not remember this trip, but I will never forget it.   I had so much fun with my sweet girl!
  21. Gus came, saw and conquered!  I love that he’s still little enough to enjoy the Disney Jr show but he’s old enough that he will do whatever rides he’s tall enough for.
  22. Really good sushi at Wolfgang Puck tonight!
  23. Having a waitress.  It was nice to sit down and let someone serve us.
  24. Kids went right to sleep like they have every night and every nap time.  They have been so wonderful all week.
  25. Suitcases all packed and ready to go back to Texas tomorrow.
  26. I feel like we got to see and do everything we wanted to do at Disney World and somethings even two or three times.
  27. I’ve now experienced both Disney Land and Disney World with my family.
  28. Everyone stayed healthy all week!

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