That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world; Holding forth the word of life...
Philippians 2:15-16a

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Hot Drink and a Good Book!

Today is cold, rainy, and windy, and what better way to spend a cold, rainy, windy day than with a nice hot cup of tea (or coffee, or hot chocolate, or all three :), and a really good book.  Well, maybe by tonight I'll be able to do that! Maybe....

Alas, the responsibilities of life don't stop for the wind and the rain.  However, I'm am pleased to say that I have the dishes done and the bathroom cleaned.  The next step is the floors.  I'm procrastinating a bit on that one because my vacuum cleaner is at my store.  Probably a good excuse to do the floors later :).  

I do enjoy having responsibility and being grown up (except when the bills come in the mail).  Sure a house is a lot of work, but what else would I do if I didn't have it?  Oh I know.... read a good book and drink tea all the time!  That could get dull after a while.  Laziness is good here and there, but prolonged leisure is not very satisfying.  At least since it's raining I can't cut the grass today :).  Saturday is my day for house stuff, since now all my other days I'm at my store teaching or doing administrative work for my business.  Owning a business is fun.  When I bought my house I thought it was pretty crazy that I could even own my own house!  Now I own a house and a business!  That's really crazy!  

I think life is most fulfilling when work is balanced with leisure.  Too much of one or the other is not good.  So, since my work is almost done, hopefully I will get to spend some of my Saturday reading that book and drinking my half and half.   Except, I don't really have a book that I'm reading right now, and I'm almost out of hot chocolate!  

Life is also most fulfilling when you know you are doing the things God wants you to do.  Right now I'm praying that God will lead me to someone that I can win to Christ.  Salvation is the greatest gift a Christian can give someone.  I'm not very good at taking opportunities to witness, so I decided to pray about it.  The only problem when you pray about something like that is then you have to act on it!  I am not a typically outgoing person when it comes to talking to people about the Lord.  However, it's something I've been burdened about, so I'm going to pray about it, and when God gives me the opportunity I know He'll also give me the ability.  It's more that my old nature doesn't like to take that step of telling someone about Christ.  What if they say something mean?  It is a fear I have, but fear is sin!  So, Lord willing that person will come across my path soon, and I'll be able to share the gospel with them.  

"For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life."  John 3:16

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