Saturday, September 8, 2007

Saturday Morning...

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Okay,

So, during the week, I awaken at 4:45 because I have my quiet time with the LORD, where I study his word, and then I go running or do yoga. I do this everyday. Each evening, after my boys are in bed, I then return to this computer and complete tasks before 11. Then, I retire for the evening.

Why am I telling you this?

Well, this was my study verse for this this morning:

Psalm 127

1. Unless the LORD builds the house, its builders labor in vain. Unless the LORD watches over the city, the watchmen stand guard in vain.
2. In vain you rise early and stay up late, toiling for food to eat—for he grants sleep to those he loves.
3. Sons are a heritage from the LORD, children a reward from him.
4. Like arrows in the hands of a warrior are sons born in one’s youth.
5. Blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them. They will not be put to shame when they contend with their enemies in the gate.

So, during my yoga practice this morning, I asked the LORD, “Father, what am I doing wrong, that I rise early and stay up late, toiling for food to eat…especially in light of the fact that my boys will eat $1000 worth of food in a month?” To really confuse me, I had to ask, “and did you know that kids were expensive and so “a quiver full” would round us right back to verse 2–staying up late toiling for our supper.”

Of course, He laughed at me. I suppose I’ve missed the point. The point is I am not waking early and going to bed late for food. (Really, because I really thought I was. I am a noted workaholic with very little to show for it.*smile) No, apparently, I am waking early and going to bed late in an effort to spend every waking moment working towards balance and good in my life. That my boys eat through $1000 in a month is not the point. The point is that between 4pm and 8:30pm I do not work, I only participate where my kids are. The point is that between 4:45 and 7:00 am, I am simply working for the LORD. The point is that God is intimately aware of the affairs of my house.

1. Unless the LORD builds the house, its builders labor in vain. Unless the LORD watches over the city, the watchmen stand guard in vain.

So, rather than fixating myself on the lack in my house, I should change my perspective and see how the LORD sees to my house.

Hmmmm…What do you think?

We are kicking of Girlfriends Gospel this week. We are going to do a series on the Good Girls in the Bible–and see if there really were any. This week, we will check out the “Girls who set it all off…” Lilith, Eve and Mary. I’ll write an intro tomorrow or monday. But, gather your thoughts and join the talkcast on Wednesday night at 10pm at Talkshoe.com. The show is “Girlfriends Gospel.

Can’t wait to see you.

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