So have you ever felt really guilty about something and it seems like God just keeps reminding you of it....every time you turn around you are reminded of what you didn't do, or what you should have done. Well, a couple of weeks ago I decided I was gonna start setting my alarm for 20 min. earlier than usual and spend that time reading my Bible (thought it would be a good way to "prepare" me for each day). The first couple of days were great - despite the wierd looks I got from my mom and brothers (because they know I'm not a morning person and would give anything for 5 min. of extra sleep). I was feeling great about what I was reading and it just gave me that little push I needed to get my day started:)
But then it happened.... I was extra tired one morning and decided to press the snooze button...and it's all gone down hill since then! I just keep finding excuses to stay in bed those 20 extra min. in the morning...but this morning I woke up and my eyes went directly to my Bible. I knew that I needed to make time...but there was so much to do! So I picked up my Bible, stuck it in my purse, and hauled it with me to school. When I got a few min. - I opened it up and started reading. Here is what I found in Lamentations 3:19-23:
I remember my affliction and my wandering, the bitterness and the gall.
I well remember them, and my soul is downcast within me.
Yet this I call to mind, and therefore I have hope:
Because of the Lord's great love we are not consumed,
for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning;
great is your faithfulness...
And I realized that God is giving me a new chance every morning...to get up, study His word, sit quietly and wait for His touch. I don't need to dwell on what I haven't done - I just need to wake up tomorrow morning and take advantage of this new "chance" he has given me!! As I just ran and picked up something for lunch I heard a song that has a great chorus (Sorry, I can't remember who sings it...) but the chorus is :
Everything is fine, fine, fine,
thru the sunshine and the rain,
I've got a piece of mind,
that you know I can't explain.
I make it a point to thank the Lord,
when I've got him on the line. '
I'm feeling good and everything is fine:)!!
I guess that is how I'm feeling today:) The kids here at school are bouncing off the walls because it is almost time to change into their costumes for our annual "Fall Parade!" After they show off their costumes, they have their Fall parties - so lots of sugar, pop, and all that junk:) Ha ha!! I'm in charge of pictures, so I better get in gear! Have a very happy halloween, everyone!