Tuesday, September 6, 2011

It feels like Monday

Isn't it funny how something other than the calendar tells us what day it SHOULD be?  Yesterday felt like a Saturday - no work, all play.  Today feels like a Monday - after all, it's the first work day of the work week!  It feels deliciously like fall.  It makes me want to start working on crafts.  The crisp, cool morning air, sunshine, blue sky dotted with puffy white clouds....  The rain we received this weekend was so welcomed!  I wish we had another day or two of it.  A soft pattering of rain drops all day and all night.  Just fast enough, just hard enough to convince the earth to soak it all in.  No run off!  We needed it so bad.  My flower bed is all withered up and turning brown.  This rain saved it.  God is so good.  He knows just what we need just when we need it.  I pray today that I can be a blessing in return to Him.  Give Him back some of the goodness He has given to me.

For those of you who don't know me so well, I should start by saying that my life pretty much exists around my God and my church family.  When I am not actively involved in a church function, I can be found at home in close proximity to my sewing machine or my oven!  Those are my two favorite "tools"!  Last week I looked up (after months of continuous sewing) and discovered I couldn't find my house!  It was somewhere under a thick layer of dust and dirt.  I told the girls that I refused to sew one stitch more until our home was completely scrubbed clean.  So...we spent a whole week "Spring" cleaning just in time for the Fall!  It's gloriously clean now!  I can get back on the band wagon, so to speak!

Just to break it all in, I baked 2 Pig cakes, 1 banana nut bundt cake, a pot of homemade veggie beef soup, a crock pot full of black eyed peas & sausage, and a bowl of rice.  Yesterday was full of yummy goodness!  Life is worth living!

Someone testified at church the other night and it has stuck with me.  They stated "What if we woke up tomorrow and all we had were the things we thanked God for today?".  That really got me to thinking...I want to make sure I thank Him for everything.  Without Him I would have nothing, would be nothing, and would have no hope.  I owe it all to Him.  When I die, if nothing else - let everyone remember that I gave Him credit for everything.  He is great and greatly to be praised.  I'm so lucky to know Him and to have a personal walk with Him.  Another person in our church stated "He gave everything for us - died on the cross - the biggest sacrifice ever.  No other sacrifice could come close.  The biggest sacrifice we could ever make for Him is to choose to serve Him - completely and totally - unselfishly and wholly.  To "lay down our life" for Him."  That's the sacrifice I choose to make.  God, please help me to make YOU my first commitment!