Hectic Schedule

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I was looking at my schedule for the next couple months and to say the least it is way more confusing than normal. I work a sort of rotating schedule at work and that is part of the confusion. Then adding Drill dates and such from Guard as well as things like appointments with the dentist and all the other things one has to do tend with and it gets pretty hectic and, almost overwhelming. I gotta say, I am not sure HOW I get myself obligated like I do and end up having to go 5 directions at once.

For example, in the next few weeks starting the day after Christmas I work 2, off 3, work 1, off 3, work 1, off 6 but most of those 6 are drill days so not off but will at least have shorter days (I hope) than regular work, work 3, off 2, work 2, off 2……and that’s not as bad as it gets, an extra drill weekend the last weekend of January…. then on orders for a few days in February and, well. You get the picture. Thankfully, I have the schedules in my phone. I just wish I would remember to check it more often because making plans is difficult to say the least and sometimes, I forget to check before I make plans then I am at a spot where I am supposed to be two, maybe three, places at the same time.

Sometimes, I get in a rush, manage to get going and forget something, my coffee, my billfold, who knows what but I do manage to always remember to take a few minutes to talk to God. For those who are not regular about praying, a few minutes to talk with God during a crazy and hectic day can make all the difference in the world. Besides, with all He has to do, He still makes sure to take care of me so much better than I deserve that I would be pretty ungrateful not to say thank You Lord for all His blessings to me. And, I always feel a lot better after praying a while.

Praise him for his mighty acts: praise him according to his excellent greatness.   Psalms 150:2

Let every thing that hath breath praise the LORD. Praise ye the LORD.            Psalms 150:6

Is any among you afflicted? let him pray. Is any merry? let him sing psalms.      James 5:13

In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.  1 Thessalonians 5:18

By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of [our] lips giving thanks to his name.  Hebrews 13:15

 

There are a lot more verses about prayer, praising, being thankful but after looking at a lot, NONE say anything about not taking time to pray when you are busy or having a hectic life. To be perfectly honest, the more hectic and chaotic things get for me, well, that is when I need Him even more.

So, busy schedule due to Christmas and other holidays, at work, home, juggling multiple things at once or not….God deserves your praises and you deserve the benefit of praying.

Lord, I thank You for the reminder that no matter how busy I think I am, I should never think I am too busy to pray and talk to You; ask You for guidance and help with my life and Christian walk. I praise You for all You are and do. I pray in the name of Jesus that I do better seeking You, spending more time in the scripture and in prayer and if I find myself busy, that I remember to at least say thanks for the blessings and to ask Your hand on my life and Your guidance. I pray that loved ones and others remember to look to You and the time to seek You as well.

Amen

 

I hope all have a wonderful day and that you are blessed today. Please, remember to be a blessing to someone else as well.

 

 

 

 

 

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Prayers please

I am spending a few hours at a clinic where I have applied for a position. So far everything has gone well with things but I am more than a little nervous as I get ready to go as I am concerned that I am getting ahead of God and I want to follow His wishes and plans for me. I ask you to take a minute and pray that He have His hand on me and the others with whom I will be interacting that His will be done.

But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible. Matthew 9:26

 

And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive. Matthew 21:22

 

And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.  Romans 8:28

 

Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.  Philippians 4:6

 

But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. Matthew 6:33

 

I am trying hard to seek Him first and follow His will. I give the situation to God and looking to Him for guidance.

Lord, I ask in Jesus name that events and interactions today be guided by You and that You have Your way in the job and in my life. I thank You for all You have done for me and I know that as long as I trust in You all will work for my best.

Amen.

 

Thank You. Have a wonderful day and remember to seek Him in all things.

Learning to look!

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Well, I was out and about over weekend, looking for morels (mushrooms) and wasn’t having much luck, so, I did what seemed a good idea and sat down, took a rest, did some talking with God. Well, after that, I just relaxed a bit because I had walked probably 3 miles in the woods and such so was kinda tired. After a few minutes I decided to maybe go head somewhere else to hunt and as I got up, I saw one morel, then another, then another. Next thing you know, I have maybe a dozen. I am not a fan personally, but others in the family love eating them and I like finding them, so it works out well. To those that enjoy them, they are considered a delicacy.

I got to thinking later, now either those things just popped up while I was sitting there, or, they had been right there all along and I wasn’t looking quite right. Hmmmm, I am thinking most likely thing was that they were there and I wasn’t looking well enough. That made me wonder, how often I don’t look closely enough at things say in the Bible. So many things that I learned when I was younger have taken on a much richer, more significant meaning now. Sometimes, it isn’t that the message isn’t there, it’s that I wasn’t looking at it right, not looking hard enough.

 

Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened. Matthew 7:7-8

 

Lord, I thank You for Your forgiveness and my salvation, for the sacrifice Christ made in my behalf. I pray You continue to work in me to make me better able to find what You have for me in the scripture and in my life. I ask You draw loved ones nearer to You, give them the desire to find You and live for You. I pray You work to show them Your plans and the blessings You have in store if they follow You. I pray that You continue to give me guidance on all things and that I better learn to find what You wish to tell me.

Amen

 

Thanks for reading this. I hope someone out there gets some sort of blessing from my posts and that all are a blessing to others.