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Monday, July 11, 2016

{ A bounty of blessings }

So often Monday's are "blah" and if you have to get up and go to work this morning then I know exactly how you're feeling.  I used to be the same way.  I shared with Ms. Terri that when I worked outside the home I would get a bit depressed every Sunday evening knowing I had to climb out of bed and start another dreadful work week the next morning.  Maybe I wouldn't have felt that way if I'd liked my job but that wasn't the case.  Well, let me re-phrase that.  I LOVED what I did but I DID.NOT.LOVE the environment I worked in.  So, God led me to leave that position in 2006 after much arguing with Him on my part as to whether we could afford for me to not work and I haven't worked outside the home since then.  I think I stay busier not "working" than when I did although it's a different and more enjoyable type of work.  That's absolutely okay with me, though.  Depending on the Lord and being a help to others is much better than thinking I'm doing anything on my own, or being dependent on another person for survival.  He will provide if we're obedient.  I'm not saying that you should up and quit your job, unless that's what the Lord is prompting you to do.


And, being home gives me more time to have a little garden.

Psalm 62:5-12a
 Let all that I am wait quietly before God  for my hope is in him. He alone is my rock and my salvation, my fortress where I will not be shaken.  My victory and honor come from God alone.  He is my refuge, a rock where no enemy can reach me. O my people, trust in him at all times.  Pour out your heart to him, for God is our refuge.  Common people are as worthless as a puff of wind and the powerful are not what they appear to be.  If you weigh them on the scales, together they are lighter than a breath of air.  Don’t make your living by extortion or put your hope in stealing.  And if your wealth increases, don’t make it the center of your life.  God has spoken plainly, and I have heard it many times:  Power, O God, belongs to you; unfailing love, O Lord, is yours.  Surely you repay all people according to what they have done.

HOPE everybody has a Marvelous Monday!





8 comments:

  1. Oh what a bountiful harvest!!! I hear you....as you know, I am struggling with "the wants" and "the needs"....lofty ideas, lofty goals and so on....

    Thank you for another great post, sweet friend.

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  2. Great post! You've captured how I used to feel on Sundays and Mondays looming around the corner. I think this was a hold over from feelings as a child when I didn't want Sundays to end (Walt Disney and church) and I didn't have my homework quite finished. Memories always stay with us, good or bad. I'm glad you got the desires of your heart to end being in the toxic environment you were in and that He is sustaining you. Blessings. xx

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  3. Beautiful harvest. Although I have been very lazy lately, I have often wondered how I found time to work. I will admit, I've slowed way down...don't know if I like that or not! I guess we just need to be content in all things and live each day as the Lord provides. Have a great week! ((hugs))

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  4. I can remember those Sunday evenings dreading for work the next day. Toward the end of my working, I had off every Friday and Saturday so the dread transferred to Saturday evenings. I feel blessed to be retired now and I'm also very busy. Have a great day.

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  5. Oh my goodness, does that basket full of fresh vegetables look just yummy!! I'll be retiring a little before I really should, but I feel I'm being led that way too. You just have to listen and follow where He leads!! I don't hate my job or the environment, but I'm ready to retire.

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  6. Thank you for the beautiful scripture passage. Thankful that God is our refuge.

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  7. Look at all those fresh veggies! What a blessing! Are those Cherokee purple tomatoes? Yummy...

    I was so there 4 years ago! I no longer felt as if I was flourishing at my job. It was work rather than the joy it had once been. God had been pressing me to leave for a while, but I kept resisting and convincing myself of all the reasons it was impossible. Once I finally let go of my plans it was one of the scariest and BEST things I ever did!

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