Monday Matters.

Monday, Monday. Anyone else dread Monday? Why would I dread Monday, you ask? I am a stay-at-home-mom with little to nothing pressing to do. Ha! Monday’s have to be the devil’s playground. So many things to do leftover from a weekend of not doing what you wanted to do and then it rained and you didn’t get to do anything outside and because your kids were cooped up inside you didn’t get anything done inside you really wanted to do, either. Got that? In my determination to do things “new” and “better”, I’d like to give my Monday’s to God and not Satan. To prepare for my week. Plan my meals. Start the week with a clean house. A fresh start to a new week.  Really, this shouldn’t be so hard. If I wasn’t so perfectly imperfect maybe it wouldn’t be.  I did start my day singing “This is the Day the Lord has made…” to my son. In my efforts to start his day off right, realizing I woke him up with my singing was probably not the nicest thing I could have done. I actually plan on spending the day with my best friend and her daughter cleaning our much neglected horses and barn. That sounds like a plan of success to me. After all, the housework will be here when I can get around to it, right? I guarantee you spending my day outside in mud with friends, my children and some of God’s best creation with four legs will start my week better than more time in my house getting nothing accomplished.

Hoping you get to start your week on the right foot…or the left foot…whichever one gets you going and going straight for a week of purpose. A week devoted to service. Remembering this…we know not how many more Monday’s we have left. What is really important? Do it…Today. Say it…Today. Live it…Today.  I know what is important to me. Asking that same question Pilate asked…”What shall I do with this Jesus they call Christ?” What shall I do with Him today? What shall you do with Him today? What if it’s your last Monday. Make it count.

James 4: 13-15 (ESV)

Come now, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go into such and such a town and spend a year there and trade and make a profit”— yet you do not know what tomorrow will bring. What is your life? For you are a mist that appears for a little time and then vanishes. Instead you ought to say, “If the Lord wills, we will live and do this or that.”

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