Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Things Worth Pondering

"See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools but as wise, redeeming the time because the days are evil. Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is" Ephesians 5:17

This is a piece of our morning reading that stuck with me today. (Lately it's unusual for anything to stick with me!)
I just now looked at these verses in greater depth, and here's a fairly accurate Analene interpretation;

"See then that you walk exactly, diligently and perfectly. Not as fools but as wise, to rescue from loss the time because the days are evil.
Do not become mindless, ignorant, rash, stupid, or unbelieving. But consider, comprehend, and put together what the will (desire, purpose, inclination, and pleasure) of the Lord is."

Does this make an impression on anyone else out there?
I have been SO TIRED lately. I have been trying to implement all kinds of new things into our family's schedule. I am desperately attempting to check everything off my lists, so am missing opportunities to impart tools to my children that will be of much more value to them than whether they have written out all their spelling words (not to mention the consideration of what will glorify my Lord the most!).

My question is first; Do I comprehend the desire and pleasure of the Lord for my life?

And then, HOW can I rescue the time so it is not lost?

Tonight I don't have an answer ready for these questions, but I can tell you that I will be chewing on this a lot. Pray for me as I seek to make my life productive in the tangible aspects while capturing the moments that count for eternity.

He is faithful!

3 comments:

2homeschool said...

Sleep Analene. Sleep. Sometimes its the Lords will that we sleep. Are you still getting naps? The children will learn. The schedule is a tool, not the master. Make use of every momment, but don't miss the little ones. SO on and So forth.

I love you. I wish I could help. Crying is O.K. and so is a Mommy time out. Make use of that wonderful husband and see what the kids can learn from him too.

Pray. Pray for what to do and when to do it.

SLEEP. Even if you have to neglect all of us out here surffing just waiting for a word from you.

Sleep!

Love you. ~H

TimmFreitas said...

it is a beautiful thing to know that the Lord is faithful! and Prayer for someone you don't is beautiful as well...and because of that, I will pray for you!

Uncle and Auntie Hightower <> said...

YES that does stick out Sis!
also...
If you pray that for me, I promise I will pray the same for you!!! I love you!