Don’t know what you’re doing today but we are living up to the title, we are “laboring”. We came home from the cabin for a couple of days last week to regroup.
Friday the electrician came and wired the room so we moved the bed into our official new bedroom. We had the windows replaced in the rest of the cabin and are now painting the trim on the outside. Lots of clean-up in the yard as well.
It will be a while before I have the bedroom the way I want, I’m sure. After all, that’s half the fun, right?
We decided we would start doing some work inside the cabin as well. I’m getting tired of the paneling so we are going to paint over it. Not even going to fill in the seams as we want that same look anyway. Who knew it would be back in style?
We are going to see what the floor looks like under the carpet and are probably going to replace it with carpet tiles.
Lots of “tweaks’ are going to take place. Which brings me to this.
I wonder if God “tweaks” us. What do you think?
I kind of think He does. And it hurts sometimes as well. They feel like little “pinches”. Those places we say “ouch” because we know we need to grow some more. And growing is almost always a little uncomfortable.
Last week, I started to feel very melancholy. I thought about some of the people I pray for and I thought my heart would break with concern. Do you get like that? Burdened, really burdened, for the people on your prayer list? You feel like your prayers have been going nowhere. You see no change.
I don’t fight those times though. I think times of deep reflection and real soul-searching are good for us. However, we can let reflection and soul-searching get the best of us at times, so we should proceed cautiously. We are never to become so burdened for others that we lose ourselves in the process.
God wants us to look inside ourselves to be sure, but He never means for it to go so far that we bring ourselves down. And it’s very easy to do.
So after a period of thinking hard, I knew it was time to stop and let God take over.
Easier said than done, of course.
That’s why “laboring on Labor Day” will be good for me.
Hope you have a wonderful day whatever your “labor”.
ps. I have a post later this week that goes into more detail about our prayer life. It’s title, “Pouring out our heart. Is it OK?