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Sunday, May 6, 2012

"Idleness vs Rejoicing"

I began today with my own worship service on our screened-in porch while Tony and Jordan went to church. The birds seem to be singing louder than I've ever noticed before and the colors of flowers seem to be brighter. I am thankful to have time alone with God and to know He is watching over me. Psalms 16:11 "You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore".

I did struggle with idleness today and not having anything to do or at least knowing there is nothing I can do. You would think I would welcome some rest and relaxation but for some reason I'm not taking it too well. I think it is called "being in control" of things. On a regular basis, Sunday afternoon naps are something I always look forward to, but today I didn't even look forward to napping. I watched a movie, then went and sat out on the porch again and started reading a book. I finally had to reprogram my brain and think about all the blessings in my life again and to quit taking them for granted. I was just told not even a week ago that my cancer is gone, that in itself is enough to worship and shout for joy. I had major surgery and I'm not taking pain medication...another reason to rejoice. I am able to walk around our backyard without hurting and at a good pace....hallelujah. My mind is sound and I can see, hear, feel, smell and enjoy God's creation all around me...how GREAT is our God!! So tonight I am thanking Jesus for all the goodness in my life and pray that when Satan tries to sneak in and defeat me, I recognize where it is coming from and say "Greater is He that is in me, than he that is in the world." Psalms 145:3 "Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised, and his greatness is unsearchable".

"Today is the day the Lord has made, I will rejoice and be glad in it".

1 comment:

  1. Thank you, Mrs. Janet, for this reminder. Praying you will continue to find moments to rest!

    Erin from WA state