Thursday, June 13, 2013

One of Those Day

Ever had "one of those days?"
You know, the kind where you are constantly reminded of how ungraceful you are. Cups go flying across the desk,  its contents pouring over your lovely keyboard as you are patiently annoyingly answering a phone call. You reach out your hand to "catch the liquid," cupping it in your hand to save the keyboard (who may, or may not already be past saving as you look over the nice streams of tea trickling down between the keys) all the while trying very hard to be kind and calm to the helpless student on the phone. You think to yourself, that could have been worse...I ended up pretty clean after that mess (and by the way...the keyboard was rescued thanks to lots of paper towels,  shaking, a little pounding, and a can of pressurized air..those things are magical).On second's getting difficult to type here....anyways, couldn've been worse right? Then...oh, then... you look down to see remnants of your very jelly PB&J sandwich all down your front...hours after lunch. Who saw that? No one did..right? How can you miss that?! Forget the tea on the dress! My pretty cream dress! Sigh... These are the days that I would love to have on tape. (Wow do I sound old...I mean recorded...on my iphone...that I don't have...never-mind.)
   For me, today would be that day...or one of many I suppose...I wish they weren't as often as they seem to be lately. Oh well. Some days, I am just a mess. And that's ok. :)

Last week I decided that instead of reading a different Psalm everyday, I would just read the same one everyday. It's amazing how the words play in your mind through out your week, changing your heart in the simplest of ways.
Last week's Psalm: 139...oh that wonderful, lovely 139th Psalm. You should go read really, it will bless you. :)
Here's a snippet to get you started:

"You have searched me, Lord,
and you know me.
You know when I sit and when I rise;
you perceive my thoughts from afar.
You discern my going out and my lying down;
you are familiar with all my ways."
We all so deeply long to be known, yet fear it at the same time. With God, we don't have a choice; we just get to be known. I see so much beauty in that. 
There is just so much goodness in these scriptures. So much truth about who I am. I need that reminder daily. the reminder that I am the creation of the God of the universe...and His works are wonderful. 

You who are His created, you are fearfully and wonderfully made.