Elaine is a friend of mine, so I went to her website: “Splashes of Serenity” and found this YouTube presentation. I really enjoyed the wisdom from her and her husband! Laughter and insights and shared emotions, I’m grateful I took the time to watch and listen to it. I felt uplifted. God bless your day!
A few weeks ago, I read (Proverbs 27:1, HCSB): “Don’t boast about tomorrow, for you don’t know what a day might bring.”
I had started to write this blog, “One never knows what a day will bring.”
Then, I happened to read Proverbs 27. A couple of weeks prior, when I had started to write this blog, I got a sharp pain. In what seemed like a miracle to me, I called the doctor and they got me in within a few short hours. Someone had cancelled their appointment that day. I followed the physicians’ instructions and then began to heal up.
So, flash forward to this week. My husband tells me that my daughter is planning to come visit. My routine just got some additional chores added on. I took a large sheet of paper, put days available to clean or de-clutter as the need may be. Stood in the room to choose the most important spot to begin at. I chose three activities for each day amounting to 15 minutes or more. I put rows under each heading with the tasks listed. I thought, why haven’t I done this before?
It made a neat little chart. Priorities easy to see. If I do one from another day, it doesn’t matter. Just so they get done by the estimated day of arrival.
God has been helping me with the everyday stuff and the gardening. I felt as if God told me to give my mess to Him when I stood in a spare room that got taken over by piles of paper and books. Feeling overwhelmed, I sensed His still, small voice. “Okay, Lord, I give my mess to you,” I prayed.
Somehow, I’m noticing what needs to be picked up or put away. Then, I’m just doing it. Not perfectly, but there is improvement. I took a few books to the library last week to donate. I started to put some clean clothes in a drawer. It felt crowded. So, I pulled them all out, refolded the items, put like colors together, and put a few in the give away bin. Easy peasy. Praise God! I’ve learned once again, I never know what a day will bring.
I hope you are well. May God bless you!