Scripture Motto

"Let your good deeds shine out for all to see, so that everyone will praise your heavenly Father." Matthew 5:16

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Rewarded beyond all my expectations


view details“...all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think.” Ephesians 3:20 nlt


Yesterday was my first full day of ordered time. I watched the clock, followed my to-do-list, and then held myself accountable by recording my actions.

 The day began with weighing and measuring the temple of the Holy Spirit (body). Next came breakfast—measured and noted on my Live Strong account.

I slipped behind on time, but pressed on to some quiet moments with God to pray and study His word.

A huge stack of laundry, including the bedding, awaited me. As the first load began to agitate, I put on my shoes and set out for a brisk 2-mile morning walk. (This is where I sometimes get off track. I walk too fast, come home sweaty and exhausted, and think I’m owed time to rest...like an hour.) However, yesterday, I broke through that temptation and instead continued working my to-do-list.

Santa Clara Vanguard Drum and Bugle Corps 2011 DCI World Championships Photo
Drum Corp International
I saw a glorious victory as I neared the five-o’clock finish line when the phone rang. It was my nephew—the one born when I was a teenager, the one I used to drag with me like he was my own, the one who loved to watch me in the high school band.

“Aunt Merrie, I know its last minute, but there’s a Drum and Bugle competition tonight. Do you want to go?” I knew it was a delightful reward from the Lord.

view detailsBut, I mustn’t sit here and dwell on one excellent day. I have things to-do and the clock is ticking.

Thank you for your prayer support. (If you don’t know what I’m talking about, read my July 8th post.)