Saturday, May 15, 2010

Much Improved

My knee is so much better that this morning I was able to go out and do my chores. How I loved being able to milk the goats again, sitting on the stanchion, talking to the "girls" and hauling a huge armload of sweet sudan hay over to the manger. Watching the kids at play and scooting away the kittens from under my feet as I went about my tasks.
I was tenderly reminded by Emery that just because the pain is less, doesn't mean I can just do as I want. Which seems to be that I always want to be doing some big project. Its never easy for me to just sit.
This morning my thoughts are running along these few verses that keep me inspired to remember what matters most in life.

Matthew 6: 19"Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. 20 But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. 21 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
22"The eye is the lamp of the body. If your eyes are good, your whole body will be full of light. 23 But if your eyes are bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light within you is darkness, how great is that darkness!
24 "No one can serve two masters. Either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and Money.
Do Not Worry 25 "Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more important than food, and the body more important than clothes? 26 Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? 27Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life?
28"And why do you worry about clothes? See how the lilies of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. 29 Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. 30 If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? 31 So do not worry, saying, 'What shall we eat?' or 'What shall we drink?' or 'What shall we wear?' 32 For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. 33 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. 34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.


Blogger Dawn said...

I think we all do that when we are sick or injured...we begin feeling better so we get back into the swing of things...only to sometimes re injure ourselves or make ourselves sick again...
I know I do that...I just don't learn I guess. :)

Glad your knee is feeling better.

I enjoy those verses in Matthew...I keep them close to my heart so I am reminded of them often. :)

Saturday, May 15, 2010  
Blogger cheryl said...

I am so glad to hear you are feeling better Patty . Time to enjoy all those things you love so much and as always love reading your blog .

Saturday, May 15, 2010  
Blogger Kristi in the Western Reserve said...

Are you really much improved? I hope so. I hope you haven't overdone it!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010  
Blogger Janette said...

Getting a bit worried that we haven't heard from you for a while....

Friday, May 21, 2010  
Blogger Kristi in the Western Reserve said...

I'm a little worried that you did too much now that we haven't heard a peep out of you in a week, Patty. I hope this is not true.

Saturday, May 22, 2010  

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