2 Corinthians 13:11 – Finally, brothers and sisters, rejoice! Strive for full restoration, encourage one another, be of one mind, live in peace. And the God of love and peace will be with you.
Most of the time I am a wonderful, cheerful guy who is fairly easy to get along with others. But there are days when it just seems to fall into pieces and I am not a nice person to be around.
The last two days have been that way. My wife has noticed and brought it to my attention.
Part of it is that it is Tuesday. It is raining out. My wife is sick was told by the doctor that she needs a week of bed rest to get rid of the virus she has. I feel lousy too but I don’t want her to know. My grandson is visiting with us and he is a very active 4 year old. So I grouch at the dog and bark orders at KJ while I try to straighten the house, wait on Wendy, and try to get my office work done. It ain’t easy. But that is Tuesday. Tuesday’s are always hard for me to get motivated. But today it is down right impossible.
But that is partially because I am inwardly focused. I am looking at the weather, the pile on my desk, the dog that needs a bath, the house that needs cleaning, the dishes that need to be put away, my aching head, and I am feeling sorry for myself.
I know what I need. I need to spend time with God. I haven’t done my devotions yet. I haven’t written in my gratitude journal, and I have neglected to pray. (I will in a moment).
I know that when I spend time with God in his word and in communication with him things don’t look so bad. In fact, my attention refocuses on the needs of others and on the will of God. I find refreshment in his word. And then I am happy.
When I am having one of those days I also have a tenancy not keep my eating in check. I also do not feel like exercising… or just getting off the couch. So if I want to do well in my weight loss efforts I need to refocus my thinking.
So if you have having one of those days… T-W-O-S-Day… than stop and join me for a moment of refreshment in the cooling water of the Word.
Dear God, Short and sweet. I need a revival. I need a fresh perspective and refocus of my attention. I want to rejoice in this day and be pleasing to you and others. Help me to overcome Tuesday and focus on this moment with you. In Jesus’ name, AMEN.
“Self-esteem is the greatest sickness known to man or woman because it’s conditional.”
“Prayer is an act of love; words are not needed. Even if sickness distracts from thoughts, all that is needed is the will to love.”
-Saint Teresa of Avila