Monday, July 9, 2012


It has been quite a while since I have blogged. I have been BUSY with summer, kids, home, and just all the things in life that seem to creep in and take away from my time in doing what God wants me to do! As God brought to my attention today that I have not even visited my blog site in quite sometime, it also brought conviction to me that I have allowed the "worldly", everyday activities to get in my way doing what God intended for me to do when I started this blog. Just to encourage women that no matter where you are in your walk with Christ or in your life that God is still there with his mercy, grace, and forgiveness!

So, as I was reading scripture on allowing the "busyness" of life and daily activities to take away from doing the things God calls me to do I come across this scripture: 


Haggai 1:8-10 (The Message)

8-9 Then God said: "Here's what I want you to do: Climb into the hills and cut some timber. Bring it down and rebuild the Temple. Do it just for me. Honor me. You've had great ambitions for yourselves, but nothing has come of it. The little you have brought to my Temple I've blown away—there was nothing to it. 9-11"And why?" (This is a Message from God-of-the-Angel-Armies, remember.) "Because while you've run around, caught up with taking care of your own houses, my Home is in ruins. That's why. Because of your stinginess. And so I've given you a dry summer and a skimpy crop. I've matched your tight-fisted stinginess by decreeing a season of drought, drying up fields and hills, withering gardens and orchards, stunting vegetables and fruit. Nothing—not man or woman, not animal or crop—is going to thrive."

The Reformation Study Guide gives this description on verse 9: The focus of their lives was on building personal fortunes rather than building God’s kingdom.

How often do I claim to be doing the things that God has called me to do? As I sit here and think about it now, I am doing them in the least way possible and in a hurry so that I can have more time to take care of the other things that "I think" are important. And then I wonder why my works aren't prospering, growing me, or just simply making things better in my life! The Angel simply states here in scripture that because of our stinginess with our time, God is drying up our crops! Things are still in my life because God is waiting for me to put forth ALL my effort in doing my works for him.

This scripture has sure shown me today that if I want things to get better and if I want my works to prosper, then I have to do them willingly and wholeheartedly and not just enough to get by!

Be in prayer with and for me and I face the challenge of trading the "busyness" of life and worldly activities for doing the things that God wants me and intends for me to do!

Your sister in Christ,

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