Monday, October 10, 2011

It's A Monday

This day, today, Monday started off the way it should.  We got up without too much fuss & without so much 'snoozing' that we had to rush like crazy to get Mike off to work.  After I watched him drive away (a morning ritual because I'm a sap & I never want him to go) I settled in for a little quiet time to read my Bible & pray.  This is by far the best way for me to start any day.  I'd really like to tell you that it's my regular routine, rain or shine, sleepy or wide awake, weekday or weekend, but it's not.  When I have the discipline to do what I should & spend that time with the Lord my spirit is in much better shape to handle the day ahead.

When I got to work things were fine.  We cranked out the second run & I only felt a small bit of irritation when things weren't done exactly how I would like them to be done. 

*Side story: a few weeks ago we were a little shorthanded so I did most of the second run by myself - drew up the doses, ran the QC tests, and even packed the cases.  I told Mike that it was great & I actually kind of liked doing all of those steps by myself.  He said if I was a kindergartener that my report card would say, "Does not play well with others."  We giggled.  Just a little bit.  It's so true.  And that's not so good...

Anyway, as the day has gone on there have been other challenges.  An interaction with someone that left me feeling unwanted or unnecessary.  News from my boss about another change in our schedule that left me feeling insecure.  Stuff.

But because I spent that time on the couch this morning connected to the Lord, studying His Word & praying it seems like all day when 'things' have reared up my first inclination is to turn to Him & start praying.  It's been such a good thing.  I can tell you, when 'things' come up my first inclination normally is to start the hamster wheel in my mind.  You know the one I'm talking about?  The one where your thoughts jump on & start up with the why, what if, if only, what else? kind of nonsense. 

And just to be clear, I have not become some kind super Christian.  Nope.  This is all the Lord's doing.  He can do so much more in my heart & mind when I open the door to Him, when I ask for His help & guidance. 

So simple.  I think maybe I'm going to try it again tomorrow.

Psalm 34:1-10
I will bless the LORD at all times;
his praise shall continually be in my mouth.
My soul makes its boast in the LORD;
let the humble hear and be glad.
Oh, magnify the LORD with me,
and let us exalt his name together!
I sought the LORD, and he answered me
and delivered me from all my fears.
Those who look to him are radiant,
and their faces shall never be ashamed.
This poor man cried, and the LORD heard him
and saved him out of all his troubles.
The angel of the LORD encamps
around those who fear him, and delivers them.
Oh, taste and see that the LORD is good!
Blessed is the man who takes refuge in him!
Oh, fear the LORD, you his saints,
for those who fear him have no lack!
The young lions suffer want and hunger;
but those who seek the LORD lack no good thing.


TwoMuths said...

:-D I'm a sap too. Still watch Michael drive away every day...well, every day that I'm up :-)

Mrs.T said...

I must be a sap too .... after nearly 40 years I still watch my hubby drive away every day. Seriously, great post -- and you are so right, it's the very best way to start any day. Thanks for sharing!

Alicia said...

Guess I'm not a sap at all. :)

Totally get you about the hamster wheel syndrome! So glad God gave you the grace to start your day off with Him and His powerful relevant words!

Mary Ann said...

Girls, I think it's funny that you all picked up on that one part of my post :-) I almost didn't even write it in there because I thought maybe I was weird watching him drive away day after day. Thanks for affirming my normalcy!