Do you ever wonder what to do with yourself today? It doesn’t matter that the sink is full of dirty dishes or the floor needs sweeping or the car muffler requires repairs. Nope, we do not want to do the ordinary everyday mundane stuff again today. After all, we did all that yesterday.
For me, it is writing. I have deadlines and I am responsible for some article, somewhere, almost every day. I like to write. I really do. I love to share the love of Jesus and encourage his followers, that is, my brothers and sisters in Christ.
I guess it is one of those responsible, impossible dailies of our lives.
Once I get to it, I am fine. I write for hours at a time. I often skip meals. Now you know that is not normal for me, right! But there I am clattering away on my laptop and hunger never appears!
Today though, I asked God to help me settle somewhere. I was wondering around the house, picking up this or that but not getting anywhere. Of course, the best place to start anything is with God.
I read through the Bible always like any book, from beginning to end. Today I found myself at Psalm 90.
As always, I prayed first for guidance and wisdom and understanding and then I read… and made notes, and read… and made notes, and read… and then…!
Let the favor of the Lord our God be upon us; and confirm for us the work of our hands; yes, confirm the work of our hands. (Psalm 90:17, NASB)
That must be a mistake; right! I checked another version. Nope! Here it is again!
And let the loveliness of our Lord, our God, rest on us, confirming the work that we do. Oh, yes. Affirm the work that we do! (Psalm 90:17, MSG)
And here I am, doing the impossible daily with joy, not resignation. I invite you to do the same!
Friends, joyfully do those dishes, write that resume, and tackle that closet.
Prayer- Whatever we do in word or deed, we choose to do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through Him to you, God our Father. Amen. (From Colossians 3:17, NASB)