Sunday, July 29, 2007

Extra,Extra, Read all about it!!


I have been up for about 3o mins. just puttering around the house and lurking at blogs while everyone else here is sleeping. I know very soon the hustle and bustle of Sunday morning will begin and we will do our best to get out the door to church on time, with clean clothes, and happy hearts or at least that is what I always pray for.


As I was puttering around I thought I should probably get the newspaper for my dh. Now I don't know about you but I have this thing about getting the newspaper. I'll just say it I am flat out lazy about it and I just don't get it in the morning. If my dh is not running behind he will get it and read it with breakfast, otherwise it sits at the bottom of the drive way getting run over several times a day by my car and being beaten with the harsh summer sun. My dh will arrive home from work with the newspaper in hand so that he can read it. He has never asked why I don't get it he just gets it and proceeds to read the even flatter, yellow, dried out (almost crusty) version of the days news. Like that newspaper my bible often sits there on the desk not being picked up and read. When it sits there to long my heart begins to yellow, flatten and get crusty. How easy would it be to just pick it up and read God's wonderful, beautiful, love letter to me, yet it sits there because I have too much to do that morning.... I'll do it later.... then later comes and it doesn't get opened. Newspapers are words of information for that day yet the bible is life that is breathed into me with every word I read. Why would I pass that up? Father forgive me for thinking I am too busy and give me the desire to stop even for a few minutes to read your precious word so that my heart may be full and my actions will be pleasing and acceptable to you.


I think I will go get that newspaper, sit down with a drink and read my bible to prepare for this day.


Blessings

18 comments:

Kim said...

You are right on, girl! I totally agree. Our message at church today reminded us that everthing that we do/have should be used as a tool to further the Kingdom of God. Linda, you truly allow God to use you as a tool to speak to others. Thank you for your insights and reflections. They ALL bless my heart. Hugs ~ Kim

Sandy McTier said...

LOVELY post!
Have a great week.

justabeachkat said...

Linda

This was beautifully written! So true. Thanks for the reminder.

Hugs!
Kat

Dandelion Momma-Janis said...

The Bible can give us the strength and guidance to get through our days, so why is it so hard to read it everyday? I struggle with this myself. Thank you for sharing! Blessings to you!

Christine said...

I love that analogy because our paper also gets run over by the car!! I think we are so often overcome by the tyranny of the urgent that we don't make the time to be fed.

Thank for your encouraging comment today!

Diann said...

I am so glad to have found your blog! Thank you for dropping by mine so that I could "meet" you. What a great post this was! Man, it's so easy to get up and get going with our day before getting our spiritual food from our Father. Look forward to spending more time here on your blog!

Karen said...

I found your blog through Kat's, and I'm so glad I stopped by. Your post today is wonderful. Thanks for the gentle nudge:)

ADELE said...

Great post! I will be back.

Rochelleht said...

Cute post. Thanks for visiting my blog and your sweet words.

Don't you just hate it when it's time for bed and you've spent the last 2 hours reading, but haven't read the scriptures, yet!? I always feel guilty, so before I say my prayers, I just have to pick it up. Well, at least I try... :-)

Sandy McTier said...

Two comments for one post I know ~ I just had to tell you again how glad I am that you started blogging! Your posts are amazing. Your spiritual insight and inspiration are flowing deep and wide and I'm so blessed that you are my sister!

Love the new picture addition - now people can see how beautiful you are on the outside too!

Ashley Albright said...

OK so you look so familiar and you commented on my blog yesterday but I can't for the life of me figure out who your are. If you live in Hattiesburg I'm assuming it's from when we lived in Miss. but I am in desperate need to figure out who you are. Oh and I agree all of Martina's songs have great messages, she's my all time favortite.

Linda said...

Ashley,
I remember commenting because I loved the picts. you had of her and thought it was neat you got to see her in concert. I was blog surfing or stalking:-) late last night and just visited several different blogs. I actually live in Tn. I could not get back to your blog through your comment. So I hope you make it back here to get my reply.Blessings

Christina said...

WoW!
Thanks for ministering to my heart today through your life.
Blessings!

HeatherJ said...

I love this post. It really touched my heart. Thank you.

Laurie said...

What a wonderful post and great reminder.

Holly said...

Nice to meet you Linda! Thank you for visiting my blog and for your nice comments. It's always fun to make new bloggy friends.

As for the plantar fasciitis(pain in my heel), I had chiropractic therapy last year which helped a lot. Stretching, icing, resting help also whenever it flares up.

I enjoyed your thoughtful post and will check back.

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Linda, thanks for stopping by to see me again. Your posts are very heart-warming. Thanks for the reminders we all need. What a blessing!

xo,
Rhoda

Shelly said...

Precious thoughts girl! And amen! I always need to need Him more!