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May 19

Lord, I honestly feel like I do not DO enough to “earn my keep” — to be allowed to keep living in this world, especially here at my sister’s peaceful nature retreat. Besides that, I feel kinda lost. Yesterday was intense (but disappointing) outdoor yardwork and end-of-internet-cycle day, and today is a rainy Sabbath with the entire month ahead of me, internet-allowance wise. I cannot afford to go online and do research or work on my sites, and I am sleepy-headed and missing my Mate and my children. I want to increase my income, build my sites, and create new products… but my brain and body both seem to be fighting me. I feel like just eating popcorn and watching a movie. Is that okay? I feel like I should be doing something more productive… Perhaps I just need a good nap. Faithful Shepherd, please help me to learn how to take care of myself and all my resources more wisely. Amen.

 
Colossians 4:5 ERV

Be wise in the way you act with those who are not believers. Use your time in the best way you can.

 
Colossians 4:5 KJV

Walk in wisdom toward them that are without, redeeming the time.

 
“redeeming the time”…
time = kairos = set time or proper time = an amount of time or a season, even a specific opportunity
redeeming = exagorazo = to buy up time, to improve an opportunity, or to ransom or rescue (time) from loss!

 
Lord, please teach me how to use my time more wisely, improving my opportunities and rescuing my time and other resources from loss. Help me to better comprehend loss and gain according to YOUR will and purpose, rather than by the world’s (or my own) standards. Amen, thank you Faithful Shepherd!! 🙂

 

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