Monday, June 4, 2007

Kim and the Giants.

Well the Lord and I knocked down a couple of those little giants today. I wouldn't have been able to do it except for Him. So many times I wanted to sit down and "rest". But I remembered something I read here.

James 4:17 - Anyone, then, who knows the good he ought to do and doesn't do it, sins.

I know the good I ought to do. And if I don't do it simply out of laziness or being overwhelmed then I am sinning.

I was also inspired by Claudia O. at commented on my blog entry. Thank you so much for your encouragement.

So with the Lord's help I knocked out all the laundry, and cleaned my own bedroom (I am forever griping at the kids to keep theirs clean, time to practice what I preach.) and I cleaned the bathroom. And He motivated me to fix dinner for tonight, since I'm going to fellowship night with some ladies from ABF class.

Maybe just maybe I can get the Living Room done before I leave.

Blessing to all of you from the One who gives us strength.

Off to slay more little giants.


Anonymous said...

I have to make a comment after reading "the sin of sloth" there is a major difference between being lazy & slothful and making time for yourself. I know that somedays I do things that I may consider "lazy" but in truth it is just a "downtime" for me. If I don't have daily "downtime" then I am no good to anyone.

Example: while in between loads of laundry folding I will sit on the couch with a book or mag until the next load is ready. I know I could be starting on another area of the house but I would rather sit for a spell.

We as women sometimes confuse the "downtime" as being lazy and that is not fair nor is it healthy. Men have "downtimes" sometimes more then once a day, I recognize their "downtime" as hiding out in the bathroom "reading" for an hour.

I just had to get this off my chest

Kim said...

My dear of all people you do NOT have a tendency toward sloth. However, for those of us who do have this tendency sitting down between loads of laundry turns into a 2 or 3 hour "break". You Miss Fer are a powerhouse, and I wish I could be as productive as you are.