I’m an extrovert that needs quiet! A slight paradox but true. I get energy from people, but I still need “down time” or I begin to not like people. It’s interesting to note that scripture does not say “Be still introverts and know that I am God”. The Lord tells all of us to be still – extroverts included! Today was a day I got to be still. After working 3 weekends in a row, a day at home is bliss, my dishes and laundry are clean. Not put away, but clean!
In the craziness of life I often “schedule” in times with the Lord, today was not one of those intensely focused times set aside for the Lord. Today I got to just “be”. And I forget that glorifies Him too. I laid out in the grass with leaves crinkling under me and the sun streaming over me – just because I could. Taking joy in His work glorifies Him. Why do we forget that?
What gain has the worker from his toil? I have seen the business that God has given to the children of man to be busy with. He has made everything beautiful in its time. Also, he has put eternity into man’s heart, yet so that he cannot find out what God has done from the beginning to the end. I perceived that there is nothing better for them than to be joyful and to do good as long as they live; also that everyone should eat and drink and take pleasure in all his toil—this is God’s gift to man. Ecc 3:9-13
Taking pleasure in our toil – that is God’s gift to us. What a thought. Today I took pleasure in being His, as I worked around the house.
Today’s Tidbit of Truth: We glorify the Lord just by “being” His child and rejoicing in His love for us. Today I embraced that.