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Tuesday, July 27, 2010

You know how you can write a word and it doesn't look right? Is that spelled right? What's wrong with it? That's the way the concept of time is for me lately...

Is time passing as fast as it seems it is? It can't be almost the end of summer, can it? What's wrong with this picture?

Two of my kids are grown. I have a grandbaby. My last daughgter is 11 going on 22. My life is constantly filled with activity, which makes life seem to move so much faster. It's funny, too, because I'm a 'stay-at-home' Mom who wants to 'stay at home' a lot more. For instance, I've been avoiding the grocery store like a plague. I HATE buying groceries. It's not that I don't want to get what I want or need, but it's... "Honey, can you bring that on your way home?" It's not good, I know. I need to do what it takes to keep the pantry stocked with what we need... but alas... I digress.

My dear friend, Cheryl, shared something with me today. The Texas Rangers are apparently up 7 games and that's an incredible, new thing. They are playing great and she's had a great time watching the games with her dad. The coach or owner, someone, when interviewed said, "It's time." That stuck with me. ... I don't want to waste my time doing the same 'ol, same 'ol. I want to be doing things that mean something to me, to my family... especially to the Lord, what's pleasing to Him. It's time... to create, to make beautiful things that make me and those I love happy. It's time... to reach out... not to waste time with 'organizations', but to touch individuals. It's time... to get off the bandwagon! I want to walk away from consumerism, commercialism, propaganda-filled time wasters (ie, tv commercials)

Does that mean I'm on some new trek toward world peace or going back to school to become a social servant? Hardly... I know I am fitted for the 'job' I currently have... my ministry and calling in life... seeking and serving God, loving and taking care of my family and home, being the right kind of friend and hearing God when he wants me to do anything beyond this scope. I want to make what I do count and not waste time on what doesn't. I know, I know... the laundry will still need done, the dogs will still need bathed, I'll have to go to that blessed grocery store when I need to... but I want to stop saying yes to things that aren't needed. I want to learn to jump off the bandwagon.

Lord, turn my eyes away from worthless things.

Psalm 119
33 Teach me your decrees, O Lord; I will keep them to the end.
34 Give me understanding and I will obey your instructions;
I will put them into practice with all my heart.
35 Make me walk along the path of your commands, for that is where my happiness is found.
36 Give me an eagerness for your laws rather than a love for money!
37 Turn my eyes from worthless things, and give me life through your word.
38 Reassure me of your promise, made to those who fear you.
39 Help me abandon my shameful ways; for your regulations are good.
40 I long to obey your commandments! Renew my life with your goodness.

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