So today I'm playing catch-up. I had a great time with the family over the Labor Day weekend and now I must pay the piper.
Thankfully, I have a lot of writing assignments right now (when it rains, it pours, and then...it doesn't), so I will be typing away most of the week. But first today Abby and I must head back to Tucson for doctor and dental visits - no fun, but we'll find a way :) So I got up extra early this morning to finish up preparing for tomorrow's Bible study lesson.
Today I'm praying for God to be God over my time, for Him to help me use it wisely. In fact, I'm giving Him permission to strong-arm me into using my time well if necessary. Sometimes that is required with me. I'm also asking Him to prioritize my days for me. I tend to need help there too.
And while my brain is on so many other things that I really can't think of anything especially witty or meaningful to give you, my dear bloggy friends, today, I still want to offer something. So I'll offer this prayer on your behalf and mine.
"Lord, thank you for the rest and rejuvenation afforded us
during the holiday weekend. May it have
splendidly lingering effects in our lives
this week. But now I pray that
you help each of us to accomplish all that
demands our attention and time. We don't
want to be spinning our wheels like the author
of Psalm 127 alluded to. We want our work, our
labor, to have significance, meaning, and eternal
benefit. So, as the author of Psalm 90 pleads,
'Let the favor of the Lord our God be upon us;
and do confirm for us the work of our hands;
yes, confirm the work of our hands.'
Thank you Lord, Amen."
Blessings to you all on this Monday, oops, I mean Tuesday!
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