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Lenten Journey - Day 4
Today was a Day for Organization
Today is Presidents Day and I have the day off. I use this day yearly to organize my paper work for my income tax return. I weed out the receipts and get everything ready for the accountant. Lent is a 40 day organizational time for us. To sort out our mind, body and soul and get rid of the weeds and cobwebs. My Pastor said it well on Sunday - what else do we have to do in February? True. it is after the craziness or Christmas and before the Spring and Summer start up with all of its events. So when better to take time and organize our lives.
So, what have I done.
I haven't done well on the body front. I read the Always Hungry book and started it's plan, and yes I am not so hungry, but it has caused bloating and gas. I don't think this plan is gastrointestionally good for me. The dairy isn't working well and I still have cravings just not hungry. So - still working on it.
Financially I am starting to work on a budget.
Mind and soul, I have started this hub along with reading the Bible and a Lenten book I have.
So what have your started? Remember you don't have to change everything at once. Just pick one and work on it, what better time, right?
But all things should be done decently and in order. (Good advice)
And the Lord answered me: “Write the vision; make it plain on tablets, so he may run who reads it. (Jot down those notes)
The soul of the sluggard craves and gets nothing, while the soul of the diligent is richly supplied.
Therefore you also must be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect. “Who then is the faithful and wise servant, whom his master has set over his household, to give them their food at the proper time? Blessed is that servant whom his master will find so doing when he comes. Truly, I say to you, he will set him over all his possessions. But if that wicked servant says to himself, ‘My master is delayed,’ ...
Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain.
Go to the ant, O sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise. Without having any chief, officer, or ruler, she prepares her bread in summer and gathers her food in harvest. How long will you lie there, O sluggard? When will you arise from your sleep? A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest, ...
Do not be slothful in zeal, be fervent in spirit, serve the Lord.
Relaxing and Recharging
I don't know if I should say this after reading those scriptures, but I did take it easy today. Sometimes in our lives we do need to slow down and relax. This is also good for the mind, body and soul. For me today was that opportunity to do so. First, it was a holiday so no work, it is snowing, so no urge to go out and lastly, but not least, I had the house to myself this morning.
That does not often happen but my mom was heading to the Y for her exercise class and then out to lunch at one of the local churches that they have for seniors. And, my significant other was still in bed. That left me alone with a cup of coffee, the newspaper and the dog. Perfection. Sometimes these moments are when we clean out our minds. We can actually organize our thoughts without outside input.
Mornings like that are a gift from God, moments to reflect or just not think either way they are a gift. Amen