Monday, March 16, 2009

Monday Musings: Time, Fear and Grace

MONDAYS - Monday is one day of the week that really impacts me. Maybe it has something to do with "being the start of the week". Although we know that technically Sunday is the start of the week, Monday is the start of the school week and the work week that it triggers certain emotions and reactions in me. This morning I woke up at 3AM (again) and no matter how I toss and turn I still couldn't back to sleep. After an hour of laying down on the bed awake, with thousands of thoughts and ideas running in my head, I decided to get up. And here I am.

TIME - Have you ever wondered why God chose to give us 24 hours in a day? Why not 30? Why not 10? Once in a while I wonder why, especially when my "to do" list is a mile long and there's no way I will be able to do in 24 hours all the tasks I need to accomplish that day. I think the question I should be asking is not "why 24 hours" but "what does God wants me to do on this 24 hours that he is giving me today?".

FEAR AND GRACE - I was reading Karen's blog yesterday and her sharing about Nick really encouraged me. I watched several of Nick's videos on Youtube and realized that a lot of my anxieties are really a result of "fear" - fear of the unknown and fear of what will happen in the future. Instead of me trying to share to you what Nick was saying, I decided to pick one of his videos and embed it here. Take a few minutes to watch it and you will understand that fear is best conquered by God's love and grace:


C. JoyBell C. said...

Ok so I just go here from Sonny's've got the doggie love reeeaaaallll baadddd!! i knew it!

Coconut Girl Connie said...

omg, Nick spoke at the Puna Church on a Sure Foundation. First time my 15 year old granddaughter attended that church after moving to Hilo from Oahu. After hearing Nick, she answered an alter call to renew her commitment to Christ...Hallelujah!