Today was a truly enjoyable day for me.
I understand we are supposed to rest on the Sabbath.
Some people consider weeding to be work.
I find it an enjoyable task....a hobby that brings me joy.
I also love hanging whites on the line on a sunny day.
Since I work during the week, I take advantage of the sunshine when I can.
My clotheslines were full of curtains, and sheets today...drying, and being bleached by the sun.
I don't mean to offend anyone by "working" on Sundays....I am the type of person that likes to use every minute I can to accomplish something.
I find it difficult to just sit still.
By the end of the day, I am ready to fall into bed and rest.
Live each day the fullest you can,
not guaranteeing there'll be a tomorrow,
not dwelling endlessly on yesterday.
Life is difficult sometimes.
We go through situations that we wish would just be over.
Life is such a brief journey.
I read this in Max Lucado's book "In the Eye of the Storm"......He who "lives forever" has placed himself at the head of the band of pilgrims who mutter, "how long, O Lord? How long? (Psalm 89:46 NIV).
"How long must I endure this sickness?"
"How long must I endure this spouse?"
"How long must I endure this paycheck""
Do you really want God to answer? He could, you know. He could answer in terms of the here and now with time increments we know. "Two more years on the illness." "The rest of your life in the marriage." "Ten more years for the bills."
But he seldom does that. He usually opts to measure the here and now against the there and then. And when you compare this life to that life, this life ain't long.
Our days on earth are like a shadow. 1 CHRONICLES 29:15 NIV
After I hung the curtains, and put the fresh sheets back on the beds, I noticed the shadows from the sun getting lower in the sky.
The bedrooms had a warm feeling to them.
The daylight was ending, and evening was starting.
My heart felt joyful.
I knew evening was an extension of the day.....I had more "time" to enjoy....things to do.
Teach us to number our days aright, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.
The wise don't expect to find life worth living, they make it that way.
What we need is not new light, but new sight; not new paths, but new strength to walk in the old ones; not new duties, but new wisdom from on High to fulfill those that are plain before us.
Live your life while you have it. Life is a splendid gift-there is nothing small about it.
I am convinced beyond a shadow of any doubt that the most valuable pursuit we can embark upon is to know God.