Tuesday, March 24, 2020

The New Work Norm

I am trying to develop a schedule and stick to it.  I know that there are people that miss things about their lives the way they had it a few weeks ago, BC (Before Corona).  I don't have time to miss anything right about now.  I am making sure that my children stay productive and that I can be paid for the work that I produce with integrity.  So far my work day consists of a cornucopia of meetings.  They end with people saying not to be overwhelmed.  I see ads for Master Class and I feel like dreaming.  I don't have time to dream about doing anything!!!  This isn't necessarily true.  I'm not thinking about how I feel though I'm just working and trying to develop a suitable home/work schedule. 

I like my commute though.  I like seeing my children each day and if I miss them (and I miss them)  I could just go to their rooms.  I am around.  I like folding laundry and putting it away for a break.  I like going outside for a minute and letting the sun shine on my face.  These days have been awesome.  I get home on time and I have time to go on a majestic walk with the sun peeking through trees and clouds and it is all so glorious.  I don't have to hide my Bible.  I can read it and meditate on a verse. 

I think of Psalm 19.  I posted it below in its entirety.  I drink in the sky and I remember the law of God.  I am thankful for things that don't seem to change.  For the God who does not change.  He is the same yesterday, today and for always.  I may change.  I may wither and die but God...  Praise the Lord.  In thinking about Psalm 19 and how the sky reveals God's glory, I remembered a song that came out when I was in college.  The name of it is "Optimistic"  by Sounds of Blackness.  The main thought is, "As long as you keep your head to the sky, be optimistic."  I want to believe that there is an element of prayer and the sky represents not just the expanse above us but heaven, where God lives.  This happy song brought me back in time to brighter days where all I did was dream of all my tomorrows.  I want to believe that God is the one that helped me remember.  My good and gracious God that helps me through all of my craziness.  I am thankful. 

Psalm 19 New King James Version (NKJV)

The Perfect Revelation of the Lord

To the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David.

19 The heavens declare the glory of God;
And the firmament shows His handiwork.
Day unto day utters speech,
And night unto night reveals knowledge.
There is no speech nor language
Where their voice is not heard.
Their line has gone out through all the earth,
And their words to the end of the world.
In them He has set a tabernacle for the sun,
Which is like a bridegroom coming out of his chamber,
And rejoices like a strong man to run its race.
Its rising is from one end of heaven,
And its circuit to the other end;
And there is nothing hidden from its heat.
The law of the Lord is perfect, converting the soul;
The testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple;
The statutes of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart;
The commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes;
The fear of the Lord is clean, enduring forever;
The judgments of the Lord are true and righteous altogether.
10 More to be desired are they than gold,
Yea, than much fine gold;
Sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb.
11 Moreover by them Your servant is warned,
And in keeping them there is great reward.
12 Who can understand his errors?
Cleanse me from secret faults.
13 Keep back Your servant also from presumptuous sins;
Let them not have dominion over me.
Then I shall be blameless,
And I shall be innocent of great transgression.
14 Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart
Be acceptable in Your sight,
Lord, my strength and my Redeemer.

Courtesy of Bible Gateway

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