Tuesday, May 8, 2012

I Am Taking The Day Off~

Jamesport, Missouri

Psalm 26:3

King James Version (KJV)
 For thy lovingkindness is before mine eyes: and I have walked in thy truth.

Good Morning Blog Friends~
Life seems so much like a marathon~ not a fifty yard dash. We run and run to get life done. But today I am taking the day off and headed to spend the day at a slower pace with my Amish friends. Each Tuesday they have an Auction where they auction flowers and produce~ I am so excited. As you all know it is my favorite thing to do. I tease my Brian each time I go that I may stay. And he always tell me to just let him know what his new address is. I think he would look terribly cute in suspenders and a black hat.

When I spend the day with these people who live life at a slower pace ~ it renews my spirit and reminds me to take our schedule down a notch or two. 

I get so busy that I forget to focus on the things of God~ the things that really matter in life. 

I am guilty of wasting precious emotional energy and priceless spiritual power on keeping the daily grind moving. At times I forget to stay focused on the things of God.

 We all know that we can't ignore life~ the beds must be made ~ the dishes washed~ the grass mowed. I am mearly reminding myself  that each step I take needs to be ordained by God and is an opportunity given by God for His purpose. 

Seems that I am not the only one.~( taken from the Daily Bread)

In data collected from over 20,000 Christians in 139 countries, The Obstacles to Growth Survey found that, on average, more than 40 percent of Christians around the world say they “often” or “always” rush from task to task. About 60 percent of Christians say that it’s “often” or “always” true that the busyness of life gets in the way of developing their relationship with God. It’s clear that busyness does distract us from our fellowship with Him.

Are you too busy rushing from task to task~ letting the busyness of live distract you from enjoying the sweet fellowship with God? 

Today is a new day and God's mercies are anew. Why not join me in slowing down the pace today and focusing on your day in light of God's plan and purpose for your life? Maybe even join me for lunch in Jamesport.

Now that seems like a plan~ have a blessed day!



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