August 28, 2010

The Sixth day...

This morning, I woke hearing, 'God rested on the seventh day.'

After getting up to make lunch for my Love, I'd gone back to bed and thought I'd just sleep in...But then, another 'thought' crossed my mind:  "Get up and walk because you didn't yesterday and this isn't the day of rest!"  So, after discussing it with myself, I got up, made the bed (so as not to be tempted to get back in later), dressed and headed out with my MP3 player reciting Luke 7. 

It was a glorious walk.  I live near hills, so I trekked up one, then turned down a straight street, then up another steep hill and by this time, I was needing some 'kick it up a notch' music in order to get back home!  What a great day this is gonna be!  I'm gettin' in shape...a smaller shape!

It truly is exciting to walk close to Jesus. 

He reveals truth in palatable portions we can digest, sips of tasty elixir that quenches our thirst.

After announcing to the young men in our home that they'll be doing a lesson in Math and reading another chapter or two in 'The Hobbit' (or whatever book they're reading) on Saturdays---the sixth day---from now on, one boy was visibly angry and lay in bed, folded arms, extremely resistant.  How grateful I am that I'm learning to Father God and my boy's hearts, too! 

After breakfast, *son and I went to dad's office to 'converse' about the attitude and get to the heart of the matter.  What transpired in that short amount of time blows me away. 

While discussing his attitude, I was reminded that mankind, according to Genesis 1: 24-31, was created on the sixth day! 
He worked on the sixth day. 

What if, as I told my son, God had said, 'I think after five days I'm done working."? 

We wouldn't have been created. 

On the fifth day He created winged fowl, whales, etc. and that was all good, was on the sixth day that He created you and me!

"Then God looked over all he had made, and he saw that it was excellent in every way. This all happened on the sixth day."  Genesis 1:31 (NLT)
God saved the best for last!

(We have a daily routine of asking each member of our family their highlight of the day during dinner and when we get to the last person picked, we say that we've 'saved the best for last'!) 

As you meander through your day today and tomorrow, remember that you and I were created for work. 
In all our work, He is there-strengthening us, encouraging us and delighting in and over us! 

May what we do and who we are reflect the thought,

"And it was very good!"

...and on the seventh day,

He rested.

"So the creation of the heavens and the earth and everything in them was completed.  On the seventh day, having finished his task, God rested from all his work.  And God blessed the seventh day and declared it holy, because it was the day when he rested from his work of creation."
Genesis 2:1-3 (NLT)
*(Eventually this dear child 'saw the light', gave up his right to have his way, submitted with a good heart and dove into his math book!  The enemy lost and our relationship has been restored.  How faithful He is to change a heart that is tender.  I love these boys!  BTW, he got twenty seven right out of thirty.  Yesterday he had thirteen wrong!)

Here he's correcting his errors! 

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