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Sunday Scripture: A Godly Week September 15, 2013

Filed under: Uncategorized — carlawordsmithblog @ 7:27 pm



I’m trying to have a nice, relaxing Sunday of reading the Sunday paper and watching football, but apparently I should instead be at the grocery store buying “much needed” soy sauce and catching up on laundry.  That, according to my husband oh so subtly.  Granted, our hamper was over-flowing so loading up the washer has commenced, but no way am I going to HEB on a busy and crowded Sunday when I can go tomorrow instead.  I’m pretty sure the soy sauce can wait so here I sit, watching football and writing my blog.


I thought I knew what I was going to write about today, but while browsing through my “Blog Ideas” file I ran across something else that spoke to me.  Actually, it screamed at me.


It didn’t have a title on the notes I have, so I’m calling it “A Godly Week.”  It goes like this:


Monday – “Wash Day”

“Lord, help me wash away my selfishness and vanity so I may serve you with perfect humility through the week ahead.”


Tuesday – “Ironing Day”

“Lord, help me iron out all the wrinkles of prejudice I have collected through the years so that I may see the beauty in others.”


Wednesday – “Mending Day”

“Lord, help me mend my ways so I will not set a bad example for others.”


Thursday – “Cleaning Day”

“Lord, help me dust out all of the many faults and bad habits I have been hiding in the secret corners of my mind and my heart.”


Friday – “Shopping Day”

“Lord, give me the grace to live and shop wisely so I may purchase eternal happiness.”


Saturday – “Cooking Day”

“Lord, help me brew a big kettle of brotherly love and serve it with the sweetness of human kindness.”


Sunday – “The Lord’s Day”

“Lord, I have prepared my house for you.  Please come into my heart so I may spend the day with you.”


So, there you have it.  Maybe I should be more grateful.  Grateful that I have a husband to annoy me about “to do’s,” grateful that I have clothes to wash and a washer and dryer to do them in, grateful that I can afford to go to the grocery store, and grateful that that very store has more food in it then I’ll ever need.


All this reminds me of this, my friend Janel’s recent Facebook post:


Thank you Janel for reminding me and thank you God for blessing me, way more than I deserve.



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