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.

2 comments:

Nancy said...

AMy,
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