Tuesday, December 18, 2007

No swimming on this beach

As I was driving home from the cemetery, I needed to check on the arrangement because that’s what I do I always make sure things are taken care of, anywho as I was headed home I started thinking about how I haven’t been diving into the Bible lately. To be honest I haven’t wanted to sit in front of a book at all. I started thinking about how wrong I was for that. It’s God’s word I should be snorkeling in it. As I turned left into my neighborhood I realized that I was still living in the Word. I began to think about giving myself a break. I realized that it is fine and dandy to sit on the beach with my sun glasses on, a cold beverage in my hand, and not be reading the Word.

As I looked around my home I could see how blessed I am, even in the darkness I could see the blessings, possibly more because you can’t see the dust and dog hairs. Your feet find the dropped toy and the chair legs. *-* I thanked God for not letting me freeze to death, that I hadn’t broken a toe, and for the hot showers every night. We were all thankful for not having to smell each other. I enjoyed the peanut butter sandwiches. My children not so much with the power outages, they broke long before we did and moved out. I’m sure it had very little to do with the “When I lived in the country and the power went out. . . .” stories.

Back to the thought. I know I tend to wander around, I talk like that in person also. Call me ;-}

I was thinking about how I (we) need to cut ourselves some slack. Just because we aren’t pulling every Word apart doesn’t mean that those who do are better than those of us who sit on the beach once in a while. Thing around my house have been a bit crazy with the power outages, Christmas, work, and life. I deserve the time to just live in the Word. I need time to stroll down the beach.

I try hard to live the Word every day. I try to be the hands and feet of God.

If I fall short would you divers write something good for me to read?

4 comments:

Barbara (aka Layla) said...

Wow Milly, this was just what I needed to be reminded of today. I added you to my links on Prodigal Daughter even though I got here through the comment you made about Van Halen on my "Layla's blog. The blog worlds is like that - ya never know who or when you will meet someone that has something to say that will touch ya :) Thanks.

http://barbara007.typepad.com/prodigal_daughter2/

Milly said...

Thanks Barbara. You and I have been reading the same folks for a while now.

Kansas Bob said...

Thanks for the reminder to cut myself some slack.. it is what I hear from Him when I talk to Him about me.

And.. Milly and Barbara in one spot.. doesn't get much better than that.

harland said...

Thanks for remembering everyone to cut some...