Friday, January 25, 2008

Friday

Today has been pretty good. I woke up and flipped through the channels this morning and eventually got myself up, got my prosthetic on, ate breakfast, brushed my teeth and eventually started cleaning while listening to Rob Rufus. I had the volume turned up very loud so I could hear in the kitchen and living room while I cleaned and mom called while Rob was yelling something and she's all, "What in the world is that!?" lol. Rob gets hyper from time to time ;)

Mom had to go get some cold medicine today and so I've been her servant lately. I don't mind though, I just tend to get annoyed with all the having to wash my hands all the time. I've just had two colds and I don't want another one! She has a chest cold which isn't good for her because she has bad lung problems. So if you please, say a prayer for her. Shes been absolutely miserable lately. She's had something wrong with her stomach that has caused it to swell and whatever it is, it causes her back to hurt and up into her head, behind her ears. Shes not in a good way and my temper easily flares up in times like these because I get stressed when I can't do anything to help her. I just pray that God teaches me to love unconditionally, not afraid to get sick or whatnot.

In other news, God and I clean my house everyday. I really enjoy it!! But some days I don't have as much energy and so I have to pray for motivation and strength and He gives it. It's good to simply live in the now and not worrying about whether or not I will stay consistent in cleaning up the house everyday, but simply cleaning today. It's easy for us to live in the future and start (in our minds) cleaning up tomorrow's kitchen. Jesus is my Life and Power. He allows me to take part in His works. Yes, they can be as simple as cleaning. I love the quote from the The Shack where Papa (God) says, "If something matters, everything matters".

It's all small to God anyway.

6 comments:

Grace Walker said...

I was really refreshed after reading this post, Matthew. I don't really know how to explain it but I just sense the peace of God in what you wrote. Thank you for your willingness to be so open with your life.

Daelon said...

Thank you, Sheryl. You are always so great at encouraging me. Thanks so much for reading. I'm glad I can help in some way to lift your spirit.

Aida said...

"It's good to simply live in the now and not worrying about whether or not I will stay consistent in cleaning up the house everyday, but simply cleaning today."

Matthew, this is good. That is one of the hardest lessons to learn and I'm still learning it. I like how you applied it to the simple every day things of life.

That's one of my struggles . . . staying consistent in the every day things of life. Sometimes I hesitate to start because I don't think I'll be consistent but, since Christ is now my life and he is able to establish me, why should I worry and try to be consistent? My job is to simply rest in him moment by moment and allow him to energize everything I do, even the every day things of life.

Thanks for sharing this.

Aida

Daelon said...

Hey Aida.

I struggle with the same thing! I reason with myself the belief of whats the point? I'm just going to screw up again. But God has lead me into a now mindset. Which is not to worry about tomorrow. You can't clean tomorrow's kitchen or do anything tomorrow, today. We might as well live in the now and leave the later for God.

Consistency only comes from God. Jesus said He wants our fruit to abide. And we can't do anything without Him. Living in the now is a huge step I think to living by faith in Jesus in me.

jul said...

I really enjoyed this post too, something about it, I think maybe I can really see a child like spirit about you in it, and sense God's fatherly delight in you as well.

Only Look said...

>Living in the now is a huge step I think to living by faith in Jesus in me.<

Praise God for wonderful truth to be reminded of to rest so that we do not become discouraged and fall down. This helps us stand and draw his strength. No anxieties when we realize that tomorrow may never come if the Lord wills and so we see behold His face today.