Thursday, 5 February 2009

... Being Busy!

No time left over for anything but not much posting this week. And I have two more weeks of it. I am kind of exhausted and dear husband said to me tonight.."I think you are overdoing it dear"

He is probably right.

I suppose I could drop the 5:30 am trips to the gym...but I actually love starting the day with my workout. It gives me energy to get through the day. Really!
The problem is that I am nodding off at 7:30 pm. There is barely enough energy to get dinner made, served and cleaned up. Dear husband made the supper tonight and did the grocery shopping....and so I get to blog a little before my eyes close on me. I am also eating dinner as I type. mmmm

It is good to be busy, productive and contributing to the world in some way.
Hey, it is a bonus when you get paid too!

But there is good busy and bad busy. Generally I feel that every moment of the day spent wasting time is probably worse so I will err on the side of bad busy.

Some thoughts from my archives of scripture on busyness....

Benefits of being busy:

Prov. 31:17, 2, “She is energetic and strong, a hard worker. She carefully watches all that goes on in her household and does not have to bear the consequences of laziness.”
If you ever want to read about a "super woman" read Proverbs 31.

Ecc. 11:6, “Be sure to stay busy and plant a variety of crops, for you never know which will grow-perhaps they all will.”

Dangers of being busy:

Prov. 19:2, “Zeal without knowledge is not good; a person who moves too quickly may go the wrong way.”

What I need to be busy with:

Ps. 71:8, “That is why I can never stop praising you; I declare your glory all day long.”
(which I can do even if I am busy with the world)

Heb. 4:14, “That is why we have a great High Priest who has gone to heaven, Jesus the Son of God. Let us cling to him and never stop trusting him.”
(I need to try and fit in every day along with the next one below)

Phil. 4:6, “Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything.”

How to rest from the busyness of life:
this is the one I need more practice at...

Ex. 34:21, “Six days are set aside for work, but on the Sabbath day you must rest, even during the seasons of plowing and harvest."
You have to schedule in rests or you will fall apart. This wisdom was written 7 thousand years ago and it still stands today.

Ps. 91:1, “Those who live in the shelter of the Most High will find rest in the shadow of the Almighty.”

God’s Promise to the busy and burdened:

Matt. 11:28-29, “Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle and you will find rest for your souls.”

May you be productive and busy but still find rest for your souls.


Angie said...

THanks, I Found your blog to be very inspiring and encouraging today. I needed that!!

Julie Cortens said...

Glad it was an encouragement Angie - and good to hear from you. You should be in that new house soon if not already.
Remember in all the busyness of unpacking and getting things in order, to take time to rest and renew.

Angie said...

We are in the new house, and 90% settled. It feels great. I've already found some time for myself crocheting, and have recently been to JSI for some new supplies, and am almost ready to sit down and start scrapbooking again :)