Monday, March 02, 2009

Refreshments, anyone?

"Blessed is the man...[whose] delight is in the law of the Lord....He is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither. Whatever he does prospers." Psalm 1:1-3

I've not been feeling refreshed lately, for obvious reasons. I haven't been reading my Bible very much either, though, and I am praying about going to God for energy rather than going to the pantry for chocolate. The minute the kids are both asleep I go straight for the Girl Scout cookies. Yes, everyone deserves a cookie now and again, but then I eat some dark chocolate, maybe with peanut butter. Then I have a couple of bites of ice cream. I don't stop when I should, and I do the same thing after dinner. This has become a problem that I'm trying to remedy by replacing my eating with the food of the Word.

I spend a lot of time on the computer in the mornings between parenting activities. The kids play, I compute, and then they need me for awhile. It's my link to the outside world! But maybe I shouldn't be so concerned with spending time in the world than in spending time with my Creator. Wouldn't he know how to energize me better than Facebook does? I enjoy FB tremendously and I can still be found there, but this morning I'm reading from my One Day Bible Online instead. Yeah, I'm posting here, but I'm considering it journaling.

Energy. I need it, crave it, try to get it. Being "planted by streams of water" sounds like energy to me! How can I get energy from the television - an inanimate object? God's Word is daily bread. Living water, yielding "fruit in season."

Well I'm hearing "Mommy," in a plaintive voice from my "older" son who I just told he couldn't play with the syringe that comes with the infant's ibuprofen. Now he's distracted by putting on Daddy's underwear, but I'd still better go play Mrs. Mom.


Nancy said...

For many years I kept my own personal stash of Haagan Dazs behind the cauliflower in the freezer. Since I have never been a big fan of cauliflower, the exclusive purpose of the cauliflower was to camouflage MY chocolate ice cream. Your among good company.
Aunt Nancy

Bellawhoop said...

I have no idea who you are (I followed your link from Mindy Merritt's blog), but I can identify completely! I have no kids yet but I also need energy from the Word rather than from caffeine. I desperately want Him to be my daily meditation and not daydreams of a Coca Cola or a Cadbury egg! Anywho, thought I'd jump right in your boat and help you paddle. :) Blessings to you! Melinda