Tuesday, August 25, 2009
The other day, as I was folding laundry...again, I was thanking God for the miraculous modern washing machine and dryer. How much time was spent by my foremothers on laundry alone? Then, think about how long they toiled over cooking, washing dishes, sewing clothing, cleaning floors! How blessed are we to have microwaves/modern ranges, dishwashers, sewing machines/discount clothing stores, and vacuums! I started to get overwhelmed by the notion of being a homemaking mother just 100 years ago. When I get that AMAZED feeling, I turn to God for answers.
What's up, Lord? What's the difference between now and then? God has allowed His precious children to grow astoundingly in the past century. Why do we have all these "time-saving conveniences"?
Time is short. He wants us to spend all that time we've saved WITH HIM!
What do you do with the time you've saved? I think most of America spends it on entertainment. We've filled that time with television shows, movies, video games, computer stuff, endless hobbies and pursuits of fun.
I've examined the use of my time. It's true, I'm crazy busy, but what about that hour I stole to watch a show on T.V.? Or, the book I read for fun, but probably shouldn't have wasted my time on? It's time to reset my priorities and keep my mind on what's important. Please, God, help me stay focused on keeping my lamp filled and lit.
Bible Verse for the Day: "You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt loses its flavor, how shall it be seasoned? It is then good for nothing but to be thrown out and trampled underfoot by men. You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do they light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven."