This morning I woke up completely exhausted. Why is it that Saturday night seems to be when kids have the most trouble sleeping? Seriously, every Saturday night at least one of our kids will have trouble sleeping, which means little sleep for Dad and Mom. Anyhow, this morning, I was so tired.You know how it is when you feel stuck somewhere between sleep and awake and the fog of dreamland just doesn't want to lift?! Well, against the wishes of my flesh, I dragged myself off to church with the rest of the family. I'm glad I did!
I have to admit, my favorite part of the service is the song service. It's not that I don't enjoy a good Spirit-filled sermon, its just that I love to sing. The song service allows everyone to join in. The offertory this morning was a beautiful piano/trombone duet. The hymn played was "Day by Day." I love this song. Although it isn't my absolute favorite (which is, When We See Christ), it is definitely in my top ten favorite hymns.
I was instantly reminded of a favorite verse of mine, "Take, therefore, no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof." Matthew 6:34 Most of the time, the reason we find ourselves so run down, mentally, physically, emotionally, and spiritually, is because we're trying to handle tomorrow's trouble with today's strength. God has promised to give us strength for today. Tomorrow's strength is waiting for us and we will have it when we need it... TOMORROW. It's when I try to handle tomorrow's thoughts today that I run out of strength. God is teaching me not to waste today's strength on tomorrow's thoughts.
This past week, I've been consumed by thoughts of tomorrow (and the day after that, and the day after that, and, well, you get the idea) I've had trouble doing what I NEED to do now and leaving the rest in God's capable hands.
This week, I am resolved to take care of today's tasks and let God take care of tomorrow. It's my guess that I'll get a lot more accomplished and be less worn out.