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Thursday, March 30, 2006

Quid Pro Quo

Something for something...

It’s Thursday and I’m trading another 24 hours of my life for something today. What will it be? I’m going to try to be optimistic though it’s the farthest thing from my mind today…yes…my melancholy is showing…

Will I bring an offering of Praise to the alter,
or
will I rip my garment and rub ashes on my face as I lament to God?

Will I sing a song
or
will I cry a river?

Will I lift up another
or
will I tear someone down?

Will I hear and act on God’s voice
or
will I turn a deaf ear?

Will I see His glory
or
will I be blinded by my selfishness?

Lord help me today to trade these hours for YOUR Glory, for YOUR Honor, not because I HAVE to…rather because I want to! Let me be about my Father’s business today!

5 comments:

Morning Glory said...

Oh, I love this! Thanks for the great food for thought.

GiBee said...

Ummm... I might be wrong, but ... I think you might look a whole lot cuter if you offered Praise at the alter instead of rub yourself in ashes...

A woman's gotta hear that every now and then.

Of course, you might not want to wear sexy shoes. I don't think that would be quite appropriate... because after all, shoes make a woman's outfit, and I can't qute think of what would go well with sack cloth and burlap...

Hugs to you and I'll say a quick prayer that God will your meloncholy spirit today. Hmmm... now, Melon is a nice color! Watermelon.

kpjara said...

I especially love the color MELON with a nice deep tan...only we're not supposed to tan because of that stinkin' skin cancer thing!

I love beautiful shoes and would probably love them even more if I had teensy tinsy feet...so instead I just prefer to be barefoot as much as possible.

Thanks for the prayers...I'm going to avoid the ashes at all costs and sing to my hearts content, louder and louder and louder...oh wait...I don't want to scare my co-workers...okay, once I'm in my car!

Morning Glory said...

Teensy tinsy feet are not fun either. I wear a size 5 and it's IMPOSSIBLE to find shoes. The stores all start at a 5 1/2! Grrrrrr....

kpjara said...

Thanks for reminding me that anyone outside the 7-8.5 shoe size range is going to be searching for the unreachable perfect shoe! Maybe our search is not in vain because we learn to be content without...much sooner...just a thought...