Monday, March 06, 2006

Monday ...

Monday. A day to choose - do I want a good week or do I want to complain my way into a rut on the first day and ruin the rest of my week? Since I am not able to go back to work yet, the day of the week does not matter. I'm taking one day at a time regardless.
Here comes some 'facilities' talk for those of you who do not like things like that. Since I spend so much time in the 'throne' room, I have a small chair near the toilet that holds several books - one of which is the Word. It was opened to Psalm 118 - the whole thing is awesome - if you have not read it lately please do. "This is the day that the Lord has made, I will rejoice and be glad in it" and "I will not die but live and declare/proclaim what the Lord has done".
My Aunt Eva's Pastor in Montgomery, Alabama sends me a regular letter from their prayer meetings with all of the people who pray for me each signing there names on the bottom of the letter. The top half is an encouraging word from the Word by the Pastor. I glean so much from these letters and appreciate the hand signed touch, too. He is a man well aquainted with suffering since his wife has had years of extreme health problems and suffering. He said in one of the letterrs to 'proclaim the authority of God over this day' since this is the day that the Lord has made. He went on to say you may still feel pain and suffering, but you get straight Who is in Authority over your day. I used that this morning. My incision is acting up a good bit, aggravating, so i just decided to try and have a productive day anyway.
I have crimson clover I planted October last year all over the yard including in about a dozen potted Fig trees. The clover is almost 1 foot tall so I decided to clip the clover - which involved no squatting or heavy lifting and I had an umbrella blocking the sun - and feed it to the neighbors horse (no pun intended - neybors) She comes running when she sees me holding a few gallons of fresh cut clover. I know that made her day and it got me out of the house for a while.
The birds are all singing their songs and the bees are covering my blooming citrus trees. Have you ever seen a bumble bee - the big almost solid black bees that are not supposed to be able to fly (according to the laws of physics) - one will hover in place for several minutes, for what I do not know and then his buddy will dive bomb in and they will chase each other around a few more minutes and repeat the cycle all over again most of the day.
I see the Resurrection power of God in Spring - it is everywhere - expressions of God for those who have eyes to see and ears to hear.
Time to go pray with the kids and tuck them in. God Bless and may His Resurrection Power be with you today.
GW

3 comments:

Stacie said...

That scripture, "I will not die but live and PROCLAIM what the Lord has done," is such an awesome word. I know many people who have held onto that promise in the midst of illness, including Clint for the past 5 years and Dino when he was in Peru. They quoted it with authority of the truth it is and walked it out by faith. The thing is that I also think that God means for each of us to walk that profession out daily. It is so easy to get trapped in our everyday existense and schedules that we die to expression of life. I am sure you can think of at least one person who seems "dead" on the inside, just getting by, but we all need to PROCLAIM what the Lord has done in our lives each day. It is a new day in Him and He has done great things. Your battle has challenged so many of us to wake up spiritually and LIVE! Thank you for sharing your heart. Have an awesome day.

Russell Marino said...

George, I appreciate your stand in the midst of the trial. Keep running the good race (well for now you can just stand or walk, okay)

Also, one quick comment: you are a little confused it seems because you told us about the horses and the bees instead of the birds and the bees... was that a mistake?

Love ya'
Russell

Anonymous said...

HELLO GUYS
HAVEN'T HEARD FROM YOU BOTH IN A FEW DAYS. HOPE ALL IS WELL. MISSING THOSE WORDS OF ENCOURAGEMENT. IT IS SUCH A BLESSING AND HELPS ME CONQUER THE DAY. IT WAS SO GOOD TO SEE YOU BOTH IN CHURCH ON SUNDAY. YOU ARE AN AWESOME COUPLE AND I KNOW THAT THE LORD HAS GREAT PLANS FOR YOUR LIFE. KEEP ON AND YOU WILL SEE THE REWARD FROM HEAVEN. LOVE YOU GUYS GAYLE