Yesterday was a bit busy – or busier than normal…and I didn’t even think to get my post done. Goodness:) Among the usual things of the day and some extra cleaning for “company coming”, I was making a meal for my friends, Paul and Nellie. I decided to make extra and freeze some meals, not only for them but your my Hubbie to have while I am out of town next week. It was a great idea but a lot of cooking. I will have to share my recipes with you next week. I tried some new ones and was super pleased with the tasty results.
I also had the panel discussion last evening, which I think went well. There was a good group there – perhaps not the seventy they were expecting but close to it – and a lot of positive feedback afterwards. I do like to talk:) and talking about Tyler, even better…so it was a winner for me.
Busy. I was thinking about being busy. Have you noticed if you ask just about anyone – man, woman, young, old – how they’ve been, the answer is as quick to be “busy” as it is “fine, thank you.” This used to really bother me. It almost seemed as if there was some type of pride in being busy……the busier, the better. And I suppose there is some amount of self-worth in being productive and seeing tasks accomplished. Indeed, Christ even expects us “to busy about His business.” I have really sought His help with my attitude about this.
I think it is the stress behind the business that is the real annoyance. The “hurried, rush rush and no time to even pause attitude” that often accompanies the to-do list. I wonder how often we miss opportunities to be a blessing – indeed, to be blessed ourselves – because we have rushed past opportunities without even noticing them or, perhaps, we alienated others in our day with our attitude. No doubt I am guilty of this.
Christ instructs us, as women, that it is a “meek and quiet spirit” that is an ornament of beauty. Quiet means calm…peaceful. Yes, all of our lives are busy; however, even in the business we must seek that calm and peace that not only draws men to our Savior but allows us to be aware of people and situations in our day that need us to pull away from our “to do” list and serve. I am seeking the Lord’s help with this. I would love to know ways that you find helpful in trying maintain calm and create more peace.