I Kicked Butt Today.

Sometimes I think about Twitter (lol…is this a weird way to start a blog post?… please. Don’t bother screaming, “Yes!”… I know it is).  That seems like a far-fetched thought but sometimes, and I think most people would agree we reach those points in our day, those moment amidst the scheduler and the chapters we have read and the papers we have written and the assignments that we have completed, that we just want to let the world know … I’ve kicked butt today.

I think I’m at that point right now after holding fast to a new schedule Adam and I have for ourselves, one that does and will require intense discipline, after getting to spend time with Aunt Sally this morning and do a little catching up, talking to Mandy both on phone and through text, managing to do all that and shower and get out of the house about an hour after I got up, going to the office to fix a funky computer security program issue, getting my lectures done AND getting myself to look presentable before lunch (aka…curling my hair… Adam likes it that way 🙂 ), then doing reading for two classes, summarizing all of Ephesians, making a much-needed phone call, and boo-yah…… here I am.

Yeah, there’s more to do.  There’s always more to do. (NOTE: No one told me while growing up that somehow adult life is filled with finishing one task just in time to start another and oh, wow… you’re running late already and any variance from the schedule means a need to double-up and life goes on when the laundry’s not done and real appointments and plans not only cost money but time and gas and….. ok…exhausted yet?  I am and that wasn’t even my whole day’s plan…. that got me to about 10:3o AM) [For any of you who cared, this run-on was written on purpose.  I hate run-on’s, but it helped prove my point, so I let it slide.]

There’s always something there’s no time to do.  Somehow we get so caught up with activities and due-dates that certain things – like the fact that I haven’t talked to my maid-of-honor on the phone since mid-November – somehow keep getting pushed to the back.  There’s no due-dates for that, yet there is one for the appointment with my sound guy for the ceremony, the tux’s that need to be ordered, the hair appointments that need to be made, the apartment plans that aren’t falling through or is it a cabin in the woods now? (I’m liking the cabin idea! 🙂 ) – oh!  That mid-term that’s due this weekend … and the verse quizzes…oh yeah…

There’s only one way I can make this… and no, although my cellphone calendar is quite helpful in keeping me on top of things, the one thing is not that.  Adam and I have been talking lately, and yes, our recent schedule change is in response to the work that God is doing in both our lives.  HE has to be foremost priority in both our lives, and HE has to be the strength in each of our days and in every bit of our schedule.  He is the sanity in my day! 🙂

So, yes, I kicked butt today.  That is my big “tweet” of the day (besides the aggravating fact that in the last five minutes, my keyboard has been driving me insane by not typing unless I punch on the keys like an old typewriter).  However, the overall tweet of my heart is that God is my strength and my portion. 

1I will bless the LORD at all times;
         His praise shall continually be in my mouth.
    2My soul will make its boast in the LORD;
         The humble will hear it and rejoice.
    3O magnify the LORD with me,
         And let us exalt His name together.
    4I sought the LORD, and He answered me,
         And delivered me from all my fears.
    5They looked to Him and were radiant,
         And their faces will never be ashamed.
    6This poor man cried, and the LORD heard him
         And saved him out of all his troubles.
    7The angel of the LORD encamps around those who fear Him,
         And rescues them.
    8O taste and see that the LORD is good;
         How blessed is the man who takes refuge in Him!
    9O fear the LORD, you His saints;
         For to those who fear Him there is no want.
    10The young lions do lack and suffer hunger;
         But they who seek the LORD shall not be in want of any good thing.
    11Come, you children, listen to me;
         I will teach you the fear of the LORD.
    12Who is the man who desires life
         And loves length of days that he may see good?
    13Keep your tongue from evil
         And your lips from speaking deceit.
    14Depart from evil and do good;
         Seek peace and pursue it.
    15The eyes of the LORD are toward the righteous
         And His ears are open to their cry.
    16The face of the LORD is against evildoers,
         To cut off the memory of them from the earth.
    17The righteous cry, and the LORD hears
         And delivers them out of all their troubles.
    18The LORD is near to the brokenhearted
         And saves those who are crushed in spirit.
    19Many are the afflictions of the righteous,
         But the LORD delivers him out of them all.
    20He keeps all his bones,
         Not one of them is broken.
    21Evil shall slay the wicked,
         And those who hate the righteous will be condemned.
    22The LORD redeems the soul of His servants,
         And none of those who take refuge in Him will be condemned.

2 thoughts on “I Kicked Butt Today.”

  1. That is the Psalm Stephanie taught on for women’s Bible study in IBEX! (verse 3 was on their wedding invitations) =) It also echos this new song Ona introduced last night…


    I will bless the Lord forever
    And I will trust in Him at all times
    He has delivered me from all fear
    And he has set my feet upon a rock

    And I will not be moved
    And I’ll say of the Lord…..

    You are my shield
    My strength
    My portion
    My shelter
    Strong tower
    My very present help in time of need

    Whom have I in heaven but you?
    There’s none I desire beside you
    You have made me glad
    And I’ll say of the Lord…..

    =D Love you! ❤

  2. Love it. Such a great reminder of how much we need God’s strength to finish all of the things on our list for the day. While He is the most important in our lives, He usually gets pushed to the back because we don’t have time for Him. When in all reality, He’s the one who gives us time and when we don’t spend any of it with Him its like we’re only using Him…..I’ve got some thinking and praying to do. Thanks friend!

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