Thursday, January 27, 2011

4 Weeks of Bleh

So, almost 4 weeks ago, I came down with something yucky. It wasn't too bad, but after years of feeling yucky all the time (except during my first trimester of pregnancy, that was the best I'd felt in years...weird, huh?) I was starting to get a lot better and felt good most of the time. So when this bug got me, it really cramped my style. I was just getting used to having energy and no pain. Then I was attacked. And this thing is really kicking my butt. I didn't notice that much when I got sick before because it was so normal for me to feel awful. Now I feel like it's the end of the world!

I'm feeling really behind on everything. Cleaning, laundry, cooking, reading, sewing, blogging, email. I've even gotten way behind on just sitting at the computer catching up on my favorite blogs. There are currently over 200 new posts in my Google Reader and I just can't bring myself to check them out. There are dishes in the sink and laundry on the couch. There are even several boxes that still need to be unpacked from our move almost 2 months ago. Like I said, I'm really behind. But, I will remember this, my most favorite quote right now:

“My joy is not derived from the flawless execution of my goals.
My joy each day is derived from the person and
work of Jesus Christ on the cross.
Only God gets his to-do list done each day.
I need the cross of Christ each day.” -C.J. Mahaney

Even though I am not feeling that great and can't even seem to finish a to-do list, I have joy because of what Christ has done for me. I fail and sin constantly and having so much that I am behind on just reminds me of what I am failing at! But to know that no matter what I get accomplished each day, that my joy is found in Him and because of Christ, God can delight in me, makes me so glad.

I feel like I can't even write a coherent sentence, but I hope you get what I'm saying. Being way behind and receiving grace from my family reminds me of how sinful I am and the grace I receive from God because of Christ.

I'll stop trying to share what's in my head right now because it's hardly clear to even me. I think I'll go take a nice hot shower and try to rest before Elora gets up from her nap. Oh, and then I'll get back here and share this month's giveaway! Check back for your chance to win :)

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