Life changes – not always easy

I recently left my job – I know, not a smart idea in these uncertain economic times. But it was something I felt I had to do. As I transitioned into being at home, I resisted doing thing that might become a routine. After all, I am looking for a new job and expect to be back among the gainfully employed soon. No point in getting too used to being home all day or letting my husband getting too used to having me home.

The only problem was I wasn’t doing ANYTHING productive. Other than job searching, not a lot was being done. I’d had great plans for this down time. I was going to work out everyday, write every day, clean out some closets, you know the usual “To Do List” of the recently unemployed. Nada. Zilch. Nothing to cross off my list.

Then God convicted me that I was not being a good steward of my time. And how could I go to a job interview and present myself as being an organized multi-tasker (And isn’t that what they all want?) when I couldn’t organize my own life or accomplish more than one thing in an entire day. Not good.

The New Testament says in Ephesians 5:15,16 “See then that you walk circumspectly, not as fools but as wise, redeeming the time, because the days are evil.” The dictionary defines circumspectly as being watchful, discreet,  prudent. The second definition is well-considered. A circumspect life is one lived prudently and well-considered. We are to use our time wisely serving God however we find to do so because this life is short. I had to make some changes.

I’m committed to living my life fully, not half way just waiting for the next big thing. “This is the day the Lord has made and we [I] will rejoice and be glad in it. (Psalm 118:24)

Peace and blessings to you all.

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Are you ready for this?

This is my first blog and it’s rather like having your first baby – no idea what to expect! And like having children, it’ll be learn as I go. But by the Grace of God, both of my children turned out pretty well, so hopefully with God’s guidance, so will this.

I’m excited about the potential of sharing some of the wonderful things God has shown me over the years. I don’t claim to be a Biblical scholar, there are hundreds of people who know more than I ever will, but I’m compelled to share what I do know. My life journey has taken me places I didn’t want to go and had to learn lessons I’d rather not known. But it was because of those hard times that God spoke to me most clearly and  He’s given me a desire to share with other women His love, His compassion and most of all, His forgiveness.

In the book of Luke (NT), there is a story of a woman, one with a bad reputation, who came into the house where Jesus was visiting. She knelt at His feet and began to wash them with her tears, then wiped them with her hair and anointed them with precious oil.  The religious leaders who witnessed this display were incensed that Jesus would let such a woman touch him. Jesus reply was, “Her sins which were many, are forgiven, for she loved much. But to whom little is forgiven, the same loves little.” (Luke 7:47)

Like the woman in Luke, I have been forgiven much therefore I love much.

Peace and blessings.