Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Oh My... Life, Living Life

I've been trying to be much more intentional about living.  It's easy to get caught up on Facebook, or the internet or games or whatever and to forget to actually get out there and live!  So I've been really working on this.

I've been out walking more with my family and sometimes with friends.  

I've been cooking meals more and better, not just something thrown together, but really delicious meals. 

I've been crocheting more  and trying to make time for games with the family.  

I've been working around the house doing things I've been putting off for no good reason.

And well, I've just been out trying to live more.

It's funny, I hate housework.  I really do.  Come to my home and you'll notice it.  LOL  Really!  But this weekend, we moved some furniture around and cleaned some rooms and added things and took things out and I have to tell you.  It was a lot of hard work and I loved every minute of it!  I even found myself wanting, really wanting to clean the bathrooms!  

Who said that??  I know it's crazy but it true.  As I was on my hands and knees scrubbing the bathroom floor Saturday, my husband came in and said, "Wow, this isn't exactly how I thought we'd be spending our anniversary!" 

I laughed and said, "I know, but as crazy as it sounds, I'm having fun!"

It made me think of the verse from Colossians that says, "Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord, not for men".  I laughed as the verse ran through my mind.  I laughed first of all because I thought it was weird that as I was cleaning the bathroom, that a bible verse ran through my mind, and then second, I laughed because I thought it must be for God, because I have never been happy cleaning the bathroom before!  

I can't put in the words the feeling I was experiencing, but yes, I did feel joyous and I was heartily working for the Lord, even in the bathroom.

Whatever we do in life, we should be doing heartily, let say that word again, heartily for the Lord.  It brings joy, real JOY and who doesn't want to feel joy every day?

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