Yesterday Terri and I got up and went to the church to do some mowing and landscaping. We had all intentions of getting it done quickly so we can relax and just be lazy the remainder of the day. This did not go as plan; we put the boys to work and worked hard to ensure the grounds looked good. We even got fellowship a little with Pastor Corey and Jennifer "Jen" during our time at the Church. Why do I share? During this sweat filled time, I was just so thankful to be able to spend the morning with my family. I often find myself rushing through life and missing so much. This wasn't a trip to the beach or a fancy amusement park; just some chores that needed to be done at church. The boys didn't really want to be there, but they worked hard with Terri and I. It was just a nice morning. God gave me the opportunity to just spend some quality time with my family. I know He knew I wanted to just get it done and get home, but I didn't rush. I didn't fret. I sweated a lot, but I just enjoyed the time. What an odd way to truly enjoy a day with the family.
I pray for so much; the safety of others, the strength and guidance we all need, our Church Leaders and the World Leaders, the troubles I deal with, as well as others out there. I know a lot of us take things for granted; we forget about what is important and we overlook the fact that time is passing by so quickly. Slowing down and just taking a deep breath and telling ourselves that we need to appreciate everything God has provided us regardless of how He arranges it. Today, He truly blessed me with a great day! Thank you God!
2 Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful.