Friday, October 14, 2011
On the Patio with God
Did my Believing God homework on the patio this afternoon. I was feeling anxious because for once, I didn't have to do anything for anyone so all that I left undone for myself came flooding in. I didn't know what to do first. I had so many options I felt overwhelmed. I prayed and asked God what I should do. I felt led to go get my workbook and Bible and sit on the patio swing. It was a beautiful day. In south Texas we don't get many days of low humidity and temps below 90 until our first cold front in mid-October. (heard on the news we're getting one next week. Yes!) Anyway, it was perfect outside and my brain calmed down as I read and applied the day's reading to my life. When I finished I felt so much better. I rested on the swing, taking in the beauty of God's creation in my own backyard and meditating on God in my heart. I realized that this was what I needed--to be at rest and to not worry about anything. Reminded me of what Jesus said to Martha when she couldn't get her sister, Mary, to help her in the kitchen--Martha, Martha, you are worried about so many things. Only one thing is needed. Mary has chosen the better part and it will not be taken from her. I felt like a Mary this afternoon, sitting at Jesus' feet to learn more about Him, and I felt blessed because I had chosen to sit there instead of rushing around. The challenge for me is to do that daily.