Thursday, January 21, 2010

I want to be like Deborah

Today is a day of reflection. Just trying to figure out the important things vs. the menial tasks I take on every day. My husband is having me write out a weekly schedule, hour by hour, to help force me to focus on the things that really matter and not the things that could be done another time... possibly by someone else. I worked on it today by downloading a schedule here and it was very eye opening. Yes, I have a lot going on, but I feel if I manage my time more efficiently I can do what needs to be done and still have time to breathe... or possibly finish a cup of coffee.

I have been thinking a lot about the women of the Bible... Deborah, in particular. I mean, this lady was serious business. How did she do it all? She was a prophetess and the only female judge of Israel and in Judges chapter 4 she accompanied Barak and 10,000 men to fight Sisera. (This warrior was too afraid to do it without her.) Once they had obtained the victory, Deborah and Barak break out in song in chapter 5, ending with these beautiful lyrics: "...but may they who love you be like the sun when it rises in its strength."

That is what I need. To rise in strength like the sun because of my love for God. I have a feeling that when God is at the top of my list, He will give me the strength I need to finish every other task... especially the things He has entrusted to me.

6 comments:

Jaimie said...

Amen to that. Better time management has been something I have also pondering this week. Does the word "re-focus" sound familiar to you? That seems to be my "word of the month'!

lori bunk said...

yes! i think that might be the word for 2010!

Mom said...

Wow. Fabulous Word. Simple, yet deep and profound as I meditate on this scripture. Thank you for sharing this. It's really made me think!!!!!

Mom said...

Wow. Fabulous Word. Simple, yet deep and profound as I meditate on this scripture. Thank you for sharing this. It's really made me think!!!!!

Life with Linda said...

Eph 3:16 I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being,

April Maus said...

Ahh...I so needed to read that. Thank you...I look up to you so much!

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