If you're old enough to remember Calgone (the bath water softner), and its slogan, "Calgone take me away" that was my thought this morning.
Hubby's old recliner that returned home from college. I was hoping it wouldn't survive the school year and would land in the college dumpster, maybe next year. Now to find a place for it besides our family room.
I walked into our home late Saturday night and found it almost unrecognizable. The laundry room over flowing, the floors covered in piles and the top of the desk was no where to be seen. It was one of those times where you tell your family, "don't let anyone into this house". The yard took precedence on Sunday, (the weather forecast was rain all week)everyone worked to spread new mulch and mow the lawn. Monday morning was the moment of truth, where to begin.
I would like to say I started with devotions, but... I started the washing machine instead. My multi-tasking brain got the better of me. That would have been okay if I could say then I opened my Bible, but no. I took a moment to pray for a friend and her son's MRI, other people on my prayer list, but still no real time with God to thank Him for all he's gotten me through these last several weeks. I washed the few dishes that remained in the sink, folded a load of clothes, made some phone calls to cancel business services for the store and then jumped in the shower. Still no time with God.
A few more loads of laundry, to the freezer to grab some pork chops for dinner, more laundry(our poor washing machine). The day goes by and God still hasn't gotten His fair share of me yet.
When I think of all He's done for me and my family, all the things I've asked of Him and I still gave Him my left over time today. He's just patiently waiting for me to spend time with Him and His word.
I don't know about you, but there are just certain things that I have to do first thing in the morning. Making our bed is one of them, if I don't do it before I get ready in the morning, then it never seems to get done. Exercising is another example and devotions another. If these things aren't done shortly after I awake, the day gets away from me and they don't seem to happen. Thankfully God waits patiently for me to come to Him and He's always ready for me. His grace is sufficient for me.
Where to begin??? Spending time with God.