yesterday, i decided to make a to-do list. just for work, not for any of the other things that i might have going on. 31 items. they vary in size, from a simple business card layout, to finishing a book layout. yesterday, i was able to check off 4 items. i realize that many days, i'm simply a person on a treadmill, trying to keep running because if i stop, there is impending danger of slamming my body onto the ground in a painful fashion.
and yet, stop i do. this morning for instance, which has been a perfectly lovely way to wake up.
perhaps you remember my post from yesterday. i find that whenever i have these sad, sad thoughts that speak more to hopelessness than hope, God will step in gently and softly and whisper a Truth that is like a salve to my soul.
He does that for us, you know.
so this morning, as i was sitting in the sunroom (which, btw, is mostly beige and strewn with unpretty things and should be another bullet on my to-do list) with the morning coffee, i prayed a little, and soaked a little, and read a little of my bible and of various other teachings. doing this in the morning is almost the same as having your mom read a bedtime story when you are little, only in reverse. do you remember that feeling? do you remember not knowing how things would end with the story and how exciting that was?
God sort of revealed to me that He wants the same kind of BEGINNING to my days. that He has a plan for this day, for me. in the words of one of my devotionals, He explained it like this:
Approach each new day with desire to find Me. Before you get out of bed, I have already been working to prepare the path that will get you through this day. There are hidden treasures strategically placed along the way. Some of the treasures are trials, designed to shake you free from earth-shackles. Others are blessings that reveal My presence: sunshine, flowers, birds, friendships, answered prayer. I have not abandoned this sin-wracked world; I am still richly present in it.
Search for the deep treasure as you go through this day. You will find Me all along the way.
'My purpose is that they may be encouraged in heart and united in love, so that they may have the full riches of complete understanding, in order that they may know the mystery of God, namely Christ, in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.'
do you see? do you see the way that God spoke to me about yesterday's post? do you see how He ALWAYS does that, if we enter in (and sometimes even if we really don't)?
ah....peeps. i pray the richest of God's treasure for you today. for there is no other treasure that can compare :)
|Siesta basking in the promise of her day ;)|