Monthly Archives: January 2012

To get you through another day

It’s Wednesday of a 4-day work week, and my first day in the office in two weeks.  Here’s how I plan to get through the day:

Romans 12:11 says:

11Never lag in zeal and in earnest endeavor; be aglow and burning with the Spirit, serving the Lord.”

 Then, Colossians 3:23-25″

23Whatever may be your task, work at it heartily (from the soul), as [something done] for the Lord and not for men,

    24Knowing [with all certainty] that it is from the Lord [and not from men] that you will receive the inheritance which is your [real] reward. [The One Whom] you are actually serving [is] the Lord Christ (the Messiah).

 

It is Jesus who I get to serve today at my job!  🙂 Yee. THAT truth makes it all ok.

 

This morning I awoke at 4:30 am

Could be for any number of reasons I suppose

But if I tell myself it’s because I’m sick, or hungry or something else

Then I’ll try hard to fall back asleep

And instead, lie awake

Then eventually roll out of bed at 6:30

As my friend Peach has said, there is a difference between sleep and lying in bed, eyes closed.

 

So today I got up–not right away, but sooner than I might have

To ask Him why He woke me up so early

As the Good Book says, “The Lord gives to his beloved sleep”

I reminded Him of this

But it appears He also gives to his beloved sweet verses in the Scriptures that can get us through the day better than sleep can

And that is more than ok by me

Though if He wants to let me doze off again while praying

That is more than ok too

I’m my beloved’s and He’s mine

Best place to be

 

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House of Hope

http://www.houseofhopemd.org/child-sponsorship.html
Can we talk about how cute these kids are for a second?  Today I really missed them, and I missed Subha (since her photo is on a mobile where I am working from home under my loft bed).  I jumped on skype at lunch and had a talk with Sami Badra, my friend who introduced me to Subha, and he told me that this week she was asking about me.  So was Aiman (you can see his photo on the website).

 

How is it that they still remember me, and I them, at the same time, randomly, years later in other parts of the world?  I hope to return to Palestine to visit.  Stupid passport laws around Israel and the Arab world :(.  God, bless Sami, heal his shoulder and watch over my friends. I really miss my friends over there in Bethlehem!

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