Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.
Hebrews 13:5 AKJV
And everything was going great until………………………. The bag on top of the box I was carrying started to fall and I did not move fast enough.
So the brand new mug that my friend had just bought hit the cement floor and you guessed it, BROKE.
If only I would have listened to that tiny little thought I had earlier.
Although my friend was very nice about it and I offered to buy a new one I still felt awful.
Then she told me “You know what my Mother would have said, you were hauling a Lazy man’s load”.
That is a great thing to remember for our everyday lives.
Sometimes I ask God what He wants me to do, He will show me something, then with all my excitement I start piling things up then I hear a still small voice “That’s enough for right now” and do I listen?……. sometimes I do but when I don’t then comes the big crash and I feel like a failure.
For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end. Jeremiah 29:11
I encourage you as I remind myself, don’t carry a lazy man’s load.
Two or three successful loads is better than one disastrous load.
So we need to listen to God’s still small voice and try to avoid a lazy man’s mess. 🙂
If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land. 2 Chronicles 7:14
Don’t be afraid to take time and smell the roses. 🙂
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Some times we are so rushed to get things done, and we should make good use of our time but not so fast that we miss out on the beauty and the people around us. So today I encourage you to stop for a minute, take a deep breath, look around. Is there anything you are missing out on?
Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth. Psalm 46:10
I really really really like listening to music but the other day when I was working I realized that it was quiet, and my first thought was to turn on some music but then I head God’s still, small voice saying, Be still and know that I am God.
And I Just stood still for a moment and thought, He is God. It flushed out all the worries that would normally fill my thoughts. To know that He is God and He loves me, He cares about me, He wants me to cast my cares on Him, He gives me peace in the midst of turmoil. He sent His only son to die for me and He does and is so much more.
Can I ever comprehend what it is to know that ……..
HE IS GOD!
I sought the Lord, and he heard me,
and delivered me from all my fears.
As I sit here and write this post, I am trying to think of something to write along with this verse, but it is written so simply, It needs no commentary.
It is so simple and incredible that I think it is hard for us to believe.
So please just read it for exactly what it says and know that God is true to His word.
Perfect Peace and Everlasting Strength, I did nothing to deserve such promises but that is how much my Jesus loves me.
“Most people think that God asks ordinary people to do extraordinary things, and He does at times. But most of the time He asks extraordinary people to do very ordinary things.”
David and Jason Benham
Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up.