Monday, August 4, 2008

Day 03: Time Squared

Today’s Bible Verse
“As God’s fellow workers we urge you not to receive God’s grace in vain.” (2 Corinthians 6:1)


Today’s Question

How would you describe your current season of life? Does it feel like you’re buried beneath frozen tundra, emotionally hibernating? Or is it more like spring, with signs of new life in view? What does it mean for you to accept and honor your current season?

Thinking hard about this question, I definitely do NOT feel like my life is on a halt, detached from the world. However, depends on whose perspective it is, I do feel like the crazy, busy life I had in Manila seemed like ages ago and I “froze” it and am currently retreating from it.

Does that mean I am in hibernation? Initially, I thought this season of my life was indeed a time-out period.

However, I am slowly coming to realize that God wants me to really step out of my impossibly-tight schedule in the Philippines, shut the door on it and start a new season here.

Everything that I have been experiencing here feels so RIGHT. God took the restlessness out of my spirit.

I do not know how long I am supposed to be in this place of my life. However, I am gladly waiting for direction.


Today’s Challenge

Keep a time journal this week, and jot down how you spend each day.

When I started the One Month to Live challenge, I made a decision to jot down my daily activities which I wrote in each blog entry.

The reason I wanted to do this was to assess my productivity and the level of passion of managing my time that is aligned with God’s purpose for me.

It takes a bit of an effort to remember to write down every activity in a given day. It required a bit of discipline on my part and kind of didn’t like the extra effort at first, but I am now getting the hang of it.

Besides, I DO need another lesson or two on building discipline.


Today’s Random Activities
  • Woke up and started thinking if I was going to go to a traditional Sunday service or have a day alone with God. No better choice than the other, but I wanted to know what God wanted me to specifically do today.
  • Robert decided we should go to Sunday service at Bellevue Christian Center.
  • Awesome message on living passionately like you were living your last few days. Great timing!
  • Had a double-date at McDonald’s with Mr. and Mrs. Waters.
  • Went to Dollar General to get a few personal items.
  • Went to Oak View mall to get my rings cleaned. Walked around enjoying the afternoon with my husband.
  • Caught the afternoon showing of The Dark Knight. Riveting movie. Heath Ledger was mesmerizing. Aaron Eckhart was a pleasant, wonderful surprise playing Harvey Dent.
  • Our friend Shannon cooked us dinner at her home. It was delicious! Spent time with her friends and played Catch Phrase. It was so much fun.

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