Thursday, June 3, 2010

Brevity

Just in case some of you don't know...SATAN is attacking us more and more every day! I have had one of those weeks! You know, the kind of week where it seems like you are being hit with something from every direction. Today seemed to top it all. After getting the kids sent to NaNas for the day and planning to clean the house, I still found myself roaming in circles with a cluttered mind of things to do. I have been frustrated, angry, upset, sad, you name the emotion, and I have experienced it today. I felt that there just isn't enough time for me to do everything that I want to do, and being a perfectionist, letting things go is difficult for me, although I do let them go out of necessity. Just a minute ago, God and I had a talk about my attitude and He reminded me that Satan will use us if we let him. So, after an apology to God, I decided to finish up the cleaning and enjoy a few quiet moments with God before the kids came home. I went to my room to get my Bible and picked up a devotion book we got for mother's day. I had started reading it, but you know how that goes, something else always takes priority, so I have not been faithful to it. So I open it up and take a guess that day 4 will be a good place to start back. This is what is said:

Brevity: the quality of being brief, shortness of time

"I sat curled up in my favority chair, sipping a cup of tea. The early morning light stremed through the family room windows as I enjoyed a few moments of "me" time. I slowly turned through the pages of our family photo album, pondering my daughter's childhood.

"......I thought of the hectic pace of running her around for school and church activities, piano lessons, dance classes, ......What happened? The brevity of that sweet season in our lives together flew by. How soon it was gone!

"As I reminsied, I thought. Had I taken even a single day for granted? Had I at times allowed life to get so busy, hurried, or stressed that I missed our on what was really important?
"The apostle James notes,"Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is you life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes. (James 4:14) How true! God gives eash of us the same 24 hours each day. He lets us spend them in whatever ways we choose. Will we waste those hours? Or will we fill them with balance and appreciation, seizing and making the most of each and every moment?

"Today, I thank Jesus for enduring the agony of the cross, for dying in my place to earn the forgiveness I need. I know my days on earth are brief. May God help me to make the most of them, even as I look forward to spending eternity in heaven with my Savior.

NOW, even though I left some out, I just had to post this. To me, it is worth reading. I pray that is will make someone elses day the way it did mine. God knows exactly what we need and when we need it IF we are willing to listen. Now, to continue in my time with God....

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kimberly t. bowling said...

Great post...my life completely, running at such a fast pace it seems all the time...but lately I've been trying much harder to soak it all in a bit more, being thankful to the ONE who gives me these breaths each day!

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Jesus Save Me 2010 said...

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