Sunday, March 1, 2009

Ode to a Sunday...

What a great day to rejoice in the Lord!! I got up this morning, preparing myself for church and thinking how tired I was and how I just wished I could stay in the bed another....few hours. I dragged my lazy butt out of bed and into the shower. I forgot to set the coffeepot last night so I kept dozing off in the shower just trying to survive until the coffee stopped dripping. I new Aaron was getting irritated though. I could hear it in the shortness of his voice. After I tore myself from the hot, steaming shower I sludged into the kitchen. I didn't have to take a drink....just smelling the coffee as it was pouring from the carafe into my cup was enough to make me say, "Oh, praise the Lord for coffee!" That was about the point that it hit pathetic and selfish am I?
I woke up this morning!!! The sun was shining!!! My healthy kids sprang from the bed this morning. They were so excited and yelling about if it was time to go to church yet. How often we loose our enthusiasm for Christ. We are so self centered and warped into believing that we are too tired or too sick or too busy or too blah! for church today. We expect God to give us eternity and we gripe about the few hours we so graciously give him on Sunday! WOW! I think it is time we all wake up and smell the coffee (so to speak).
After this revolution that I experienced I was very excited about getting dressed. Of course my plan was full of flaws, you see. I forgot how the devil really likes to fight me daily...especially on Sunday's. I made up my mind though that we would not defeat me today!! I knew Christ was who conquers Satan and his kind and as long as I continued to wear Christ's armor then I too fall under the protection of Christ's rule. In other words, God's armor that he provides will protect me and give me both the strength and the power to withstand ANYTHING Satan attempts to throw in my path. He may have slowed me down some (b/c we were slightly late after I wrestled my new contacts) but we nonetheless made it to Sunday School and Church! What a praise!!! I JUST LOVE WHEN GOD WINS! My bible says that this isn't a one time occurrence but that Christ will continuously overcome Satan throughout every battle and will, at his choosing, defeat Satan for good. Not to mention that A.J. joined the church and our Sunday school class today. HALLELUJAH!! PRAISE GOD IN HIS GLORY! Welcome aboard, officially anyway, A.J. See, A.J. has pretty well been aboard for a while but it was just official today.
Well, after church Aaron, Kade, and I came home from church. Alora went to Hailey's to play for a while. We all snuggled in my bed. It was so...what are the words...are there words? It was comforting and wonderful and...well you know. It allowed me to lay
and love on the two men in my life. I was snuggled with my toddler in my arms and my husbands strong arms wrapped around me. What could be better than that feeling in the world. I am not sure there is any better.
After that then we woke up and went back to church. Two of the gentlemen in our church just returned from a missionary trip and they had a slide show. It was really a humbling experience. It made me realize how much I truly take for granted day in and day out. Just another reminder of how selfish I really am.
Well after church today I came home and sat around. Sunday is a day of rest you know. Then I fixed my coffeepot for the morning (I didn't want to repeat the same mistake) and went back to bed. Overall it was a fabulous day. Very eye opening.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the offical welcome Jenni. Glad I found your blog.