Monday Musing

This post is coming rather late, but God literally got me out of bed to spend time with Him.  I have to admit, I am still struggling with discipline.  And so I read some bits here and there in the Word, and then just started praying.  Because to be honest, I come on times in my life when I feel everything is in chaos, my schedule, my housework, my finances.  I just sat there for a few minutes listening, and I started to think about the creation.  God is a god of order.  He started everything by bringing order out of chaos, and setting everything in its place.

So I read through Genesis 1, and He started speaking to me.  On the first day He brought light to darkness, His wisdom and word to the chaos.

And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. God saw that the light was good, and he separated the light from the darkness. God called the light “day,” and the darkness he called “night.” And there was evening, and there was morning—the first day.  Genesis 1:3-5 NIV

So my first step has to be disciplining myself to spend time with Him.  Every day.  I’ve read on numerous sites and blogs that it takes around 21 days to make a habit stick.  To find discipline in this area, I plan to stick with this.  If I fall down, I get back up.  Until I have this down.

Then I’m guessing He’ll tell me what step 2 is.


Monday Musing . . . in High Gear

OK, since I don’t have much time, I’ll try to be brief, but my musing over the past week has really been about trust.  Or the lack thereof.  We went to make an offer on a house yesterday.  And the “offer” (read legal contract) is a little ridiculous.  Probably about 15 pages to say, we would like to buy your house.  I understand that both sides need to not get swindled.  That makes complete sense, but we have grown, as a society, so mistrustful of people around us that we have to cover every possible area someone might get us from.  Every possible contingency and both parties have to sign.  If nothing else, the huge number of lawyers in this country is a clear sign of mistrust.  After all, demand creates more supply and in this case, the demand to sue the crap out of our neighbors and total strangers for whatever reason, creates the supply of lawyers to fulfill this demand for suing.  Well, that is all I can fit in to the last 5 min of work.  Have a great Monday, and take a nap to catch up from Daylight Saving Time.