Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Build your life…

I wake up with a to-do list on my mind…balance check book, pay bills, make phone calls, clean bathroom, go check on Mama…I want to keep the light, clean feeling from Sunday, and not take on the overwhelmed feeling of this past crazy, busy month again.  I remember the words God spoke to me years ago. “Build your life.”  He spoke, not to my physical ears, but in my heart.  I knew what He meant.  I was frustrated about some things in my life and was pointing fingers at others as the reason things were not going the way I thought they should for me.  When He said, “Build your life”,  I knew He meant that I was to focus on changing me and on changing the areas of my life I did have control over, instead of being a victim and letting life just happen to me.


So, today I build my life.  I set aside the to-do list until later.  I pick up the Word, and read it slowly, thoughtfully, meditatively.  I hear Him as I read.  He says, “…continue to rely on My grace”. (Acts 13:43)  He says, “…my hand of blessing is on your head.” (Psalm 139:5)  The words melt my heart. All this past crazy, busy month I had read, eyes skimming words, but the heart hadn’t melted…

not like today.


Next, I walk.  Again, this simple thing I know I must do for my well-being, neglected for the most part these few weeks.  Julie Meyer and Kari Jobe worship on the Ipod.  As I walk, I worship too.  I notice the beauty.




When I get home, I choose the most important on the to-do list.  I check on Mama.  I go to her new home at assisted living.  We visit.  She has me sit in her new power chair…lay it all the way back, then have it lift me all the way up to standing position.  We laugh. 


Today, I build my life well, one choice at a time.


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linking today to Tuesday Unwrapped at Chatting at the Sky


  1. The other night I had a dream that my friend was telling me "Read your bible! All your emotional crankiness will go away if you read your bible!" and I did, and it did, and I was so excited.
    Then I woke up.
    Still haven't read my bible. What's my deal?
    Thanks for the encouragement. I needed it.

  2. Thank you! Just what I needed today. ~Adrienne~

  3. Such an encouragement today. I just drove over an hour away from my house and FORGOT my purse. I needed a reminder that He is still placing His hand on my head.

  4. Thanks, Sis. This is exactly what I have been hearing. I, too, have felt like a leaf caught up in a whirlwind and lately have realized that I am not a victim. I am a precious child of the King who holds the whole universe together.

  5. Elizabeth, you always encourage me when you splash with me. And delighted to come and soak in God's goodness here. His hand on me, His touch, His blessing, all HIM, dancing with His hand in mine. A beautiful promise and walk of faith.

    Hugs for your day,

  6. Thank you for the reminder. I have not been taking care of myself with regular exercise and time alone with Him, and I suffer when I live in neglect of self.


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