This morning Gerald and I took our coffee/tea outside to sit on our newly donated swing. The swing sits right at the edge of the lake and is such a calm welcoming spot. The weather has turned "chilly" out here (way way way out here...lol) and we had to have 2 blankets on the bed lastnight. Gerald even had his sweat shirt on - quite the look the two of us. This morning it is still chilly, but we understand promises are in the rise for a warmer day.
I arriving last to the swing sat down and asked Gerald what he was reading. "Proversb 3" he replied. Hmm... I had just decided this morning to go back to Proverbs. So before I began my personal reading I skipped over to where he was (Proverbs 3:9 - that being another conversation in itself). I had intended on starting at the beginning but I jumped over to where I had some written notes from a long time ago (notably in orange marker) .
Proverbs 3:21 "my son, preserve sound judgement and discernment, do not let them out of your sight, they will be life for you, an ornament to grace your neck. Then you will go on your way in safety, and your foot will not stumble; when you lie down, you will not be afraid, when you lie down, your sleep will be sweet. Have no fear of sudden disaster or of the ruin that overtakes the wicked, for the Lord will be your confidence and will keep your foot from being snared".
Lately I have been experiencing some signs of anxiety. I have been tired and overworked and the list can go on afterall, it IS all about ME! I know like I know that I have not used sound judgement in many areas of my life this past while, especially in the area of when to stop for rest (DAILY) and to spend time DAILY with him (and then my husband, my children, my dog, the housework etc). So, in my wacky way of analyzing things simply, if we JUST do things like we are supposed to we "work well". If we don't take enough "fibre" into our systems we get all out of wack. If we don't go to God first thing in our day, we just don't work well!! So, in using scripture to apply to where I am in my life at this moment, I must remember to use good judgement in using my time wisely and firstly spending daily time with Him. If we are going to Him daily we will hang His word around our necks, like scripture says "an ornament to grace your neck".
Back to the beginning of Proverbs for me.... and Gerald and the swing by the lake, hot tea and the chilly breeze.