but not quite yet!
This phrase popped into my head the other day...it'a phrase I remember well, growing up in the 1970's. I think it was one of those popular things you might see on a cross-stitch, hanging in the kitchen. I never really understood what it meant back then, but now I realize it's true meaning. Even so I took a little different twist on it yesterday. It was the first day in 19 years that I have not had a child going to school - no waking up early to make sure they're up, no lunch to make. No wave from the driveway as I pick up the newspaper and he speeds off...
the first thing I did was SLEEP IN UNTIL 8:00 A.M.! I was thinking, I'm free! Free from some responsibilities I've had for a L-O-N-G time. What will I do with this freedom???
After that I did my usual routine with hot tea and some quiet time. I got a little reminder from God of how special the day was, as I looked at one of my favorite sites, Verseoftheday.comhttp://www.verseoftheday.com.
My brothers and sisters, God called you to be free, but do not use your freedom as an excuse to do what pleases your sinful self. Serve each other with love. Galatians 5:13
Thoughts on Today's Verse...
Freedom is a wonderful gift when it is handled with responsibility. Not being under law is such a sweet grace, but we want to pass that sweetness on to each other through service, kindness, and care.
O Great God of Deliverance, thank you for rescuing Israel from Pharaoh's grasp, David from the sword of Goliath, and Daniel from the lion's den. But O Great Deliverer, thank you most of all for the triumph of Jesus over sin at Calvary and his victory over death at the empty tomb. I long to see you face to face and thank you for my freedom. Until that day, guide me as I use this gift of liberation to serve you children and live for you. In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.
What a great reminder! He knows just what we need...every day!