Thursday, September 15, 2011

What Was I Thinking??

Saturday is going to be a fabulous day.
My husband and I are hosting an open house for the members of the new church we are serving. I moved in just a couple of months ago, and I want to be hospitable.
I love entertaining. I am really excited to have a large number of people in my home. There was an invatation to the entire county in the newspaper today to our open house.
Started baking with my daughter today. Major cooking begins tomorrow.
I am starting to feel just a little overwhelmed.
Then I unpacked a little book by Janet M. Congo, Julie L. Mask, and Jan E. Meier entitled,
" Time For Myself, Quiet Thoughts For Busy Women".
It was book marked on a page that had this scripture:
And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him. Colossians 3:17 (NIV)

The book then said this:
"Every calling-even to housework- is a holy calling if I am doing it for the Lord."

I was literally stopped in my tracks. Just when I thought I would never get it all done, I was reminded WHY I was doing it.
I am wanting to do life with the people pf my community so we can serve the Lord together. Every effort I put forth is NOT for me, but for Jesus.
So now that I have relaxed, blogged, and caught my breath, I think I see a box....

Chasing After Their Hearts,
Glenda Johnson

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