Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Word Wednesday by KM Wilsher

No crossword puzzles, vocabulary or word games, but on Word Wednesday I want to talk about what we are reading in the bible this week. It’s not a Bible study, sermon or deep devotional, just a place to reflect on a verse or passage that may have touched us this week.

Sometimes day to day is harder than chaos and crisis.

Day in a recent life.

Get up early.
Work out.
Don't eat too much breakfast.
Did you pray? Read your bible?
Hurry out the door.
Don't let the road rage in the car next to/behind you get to you. Keep your peace and joy.

Don't be late to work.
Let that co-worker's attitude toward you slide off your back.
So what the boss doesn't like you. Keep positive.
Okay, so you didn't get lunch 'til 3pm - okay - make sure you don't over eat even though you are really hungry.
Did you pray?
I know there's a line of customers angry over the fact that it's taking so long -- and your coworkers are angry you are taking so long --
take your time and do it right. Remember what happened last week.
It's okay that you are at work an extra hour, again.

So the traffic is backed up for miles. Be calm.
Don't eat too much for dinner.
1 hour for writing. homework. laundry. clean. email. blog. read. call family and friends.
Pray. Meditate. Bible study.
Go to bed it starts again soon.

The following got me through the past couple of days. I hope you are blessed by it too. What are you reading this week?

God is for you. Not “may be,” not “has been,” not “was,” not “would be,” but “God is!” He is for you. Today. At this hour. At this minute. As you read this sentence. No need to wait in line or come back tomorrow. He is with you. He could not be closer than he is at this second. His loyalty won’t increase if you are better nor lessen if you are worse. He is for you. ~Max Lucado

Revelations 3
11I am coming soon. Hold on to what you have, so that no one will take your crown. 12Him who overcomes I will make a pillar in the temple of my God. Never again will he leave it. I will write on him the name of my God and the name of the city of my God, the new Jerusalem, which is coming down out of heaven from my God; and I will also write on him my new name. 13He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.


Tracy said...

Beautiful, Kathleen! What a perfect reminder to not let life, at its most mundane or ordinary, get to us. Love what you included from Max Lucado. Thanks fo sharing!

I just finished the book of John. Thank you, Jesus!

Heart2Heart said...

Hey we share the same name, Kathleen!! Oh am I excited. I love how you broke down a simple day in the life of.... my life is a lot like that, but with a stay at home mom, homeschooling three kids it's a challenge, but one I love most days. I am learning while they are learning and no I am still not smarter than a fifth grader, even though I am teaching one.

I just don't retain the information like they do. Sponges, most of them.

I am reading Max Lucados' books, as fast as I can get my hands on them. He has such an elegant and simple way of writing, it speaks volumes to me.

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

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Brandon said...

Wow, that day sounds similar to mine. Rushing here or there, people not treating people right, rushing home. I wonder if Native Americans had hectic lives...I think not. They might have had to face a lot of hardships, but sometimes I'd like to trade our daily "conveniences" for a slower, more reflective life.

It's hard to reflect and meditate in our culture.

gzusfreek said...

Tracy I like Max too! (and the book of John:) And you are the female Max -remember ?

Kat! my fellow Kathleen. I am in awe of mothers. . .I just don't know how you do it all. The Spirit is strong in moms :)


BB~Very thought provoking! I think I'd love travel back and live a simple, native american, life. . .mmmm

Thanks for coming over ya'll!!!!

Amy Deardon said...

Thank you for the good thoughts today!

gzusfreek said...

oh, thank you, Amy! Good to see you!