Friday, August 31, 2007

Labor Pains...

I think we can all relate to the fact that we can instantly feel like we are sinking and not swimming. For seems like its been years of incomplete tasks, can't get ahead, the same "stuff" sitting on the kitchen counter for years, stacks of pictures from 2002 still in a pile, and kids closets out of control with clothes that don't fit, last years school work, and just plain ole crud everywhere!

Well, not by coincidence, my devotion for today was all too familiar....straight out of the book of Philipians 4:4-8, 11-13 and titled "Keep on Keepin On." Well, I sure haven't felt like keepin on lately....there's just TOO MUCH TO DO!! I can then begin walking in circles and not really doing anything.....I'm busy, but I'm just not sure what I'm doing. I don't need to elaborate on how we get there or why, so I thought I'd share the encouragement part of the devotion:

"The Lord is near." Always try to keep your daily demands in eternal perspective. When under pressure or overwhelmed, make prayer your first line of defense.

Think of God's peace as a "guard," protecting your mind from discouragement.

Hard times, lean times, challenging times---this is where true leaders are made.

You can do all things through Christ. Are you acting as though you believe it???

Read the scripture out of Philipians and have a great "Labor Day" weekend!!
Keep on keepin on....


Shelly said...

I am letting this one resonate:
"Think of God's peace as a "guard," protecting..."

Protecting me from myself even!! Praise Him!

connorcolesmom said...

Great post!
Yes I get overwhelmed with tasks as well then I have to step back take a deep breath and deside which thing to tackle and which thing to just put away.
I did pack today for the Deeper still conference!! That makes me feel so much better :)
Oh could you e-mail me your cell number so we can get in touch!
6 days sweet siesta!!

Jan said...

What a good word for the day.

Today, mine was "Peace. Be Still."

Praise the Lord!

Siesta Jan

Profbaugh said...

Oh man, just trying to let this wash over me today. Absolutely the perfect scripture. Thanks. I've been blessed.


connorcolesmom said...

See you in 4 days!!
Love ya,

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