So… yesterday evening I went to bed on a Saturday, and woke up to – guess what!? – a Sunday!
I’m being facetious 🙂
Facetious – treating serious issues with deliberately inappropriate humor; flippant.
Sundays ARE a serious time for many of us. It’s a curious day when we are very focused on the spiritual, and yet endlessly distracted by the temporal. We go to church to worship and to nourish the well-being of our souls – and yet, we have to consider what to cover our temporary bodies with while at church (hopefully you consider it – I am a firm believer that we should all wear clothes to church!). We listen for 45 minutes to an hour, trying to grasp deep spiritual truths, and then leave church starving and unsure what to do for lunch. It’s an interesting day, to me.
The thing is, these temporary things – our bodies, and their need for nutrition and rest – are important. God gave these things to us; we should take that stewardship seriously! I tend to be disillusioned by these temporal necessities. They can start to feel mundane. So this post is to encourage you and me to find joy even in the things that must be done – the cleaning, the resting, the eating, the personal hygiene. The Bible says that in WHATEVER you do, you should do it all for the glory of God. So when you are discouraged this Sunday because of the hassle of finding shoes, or feeding a hangry family, or if you’re depressed and can’t find a reason to get out of bed and brush your teeth, let yourself pause. Realize that even just doing these small things can be a BIG, meaningful victory. If God gave you the job this morning of just getting up, brushing your teeth, combing your hair, throwing something on and even just showing up for church, then that is an important, worthy job! Try not to think of meals and your body as distractions, but as opportunities – opportunities to glorify God through your excellence, or your endurance. They can be opportunities to spend time thanking God for your working brain, two legs, and two arms, or that you have the money to buy granola bars and frozen pizzas. We can reach big goals – but often the beginning of a great adventure is a small choice. Be proud of your small positive choices today! They make a difference.
Anyway, you probably weren’t looking for a life coaching session this morning! I have a wonderful story to share, a praise! Last Thursday, May 9th, our neighbor’s sweet, 11 year old Yorkie went missing. I intended to send a post out to ya’ll, asking you to pray for little Harley to be found. My neighbor, who has already had some terrible losses, was heartbroken, but prayed like crazy. Honestly, her faith is amazing. And guess what… a little over a week later, May 17th, somebody found Harley trotting around, and brought him home! Needless to say, we were thrilled!!! I’m so thankful God brought that little dog home.
On a darker note, spring break is ending… yes, this is a dark time indeed 🙂 However, I’m looking forward to pressing on, and getting on with earning my college degree. I hope you all have a great week! And by the way, I am planning to begin a new weekly series of posts – so stay tuned!