Tuesday, April 19, 2005

She's Come Undone

I know what you may be thinking right now!What a title for her second post....am I right? :-)No,I am not a Guess Who fan and I've never read anything by Wally Lamb.This title will make sense soon enough.Sunday was my husband and step-daughter's birthday.Steve turned 53 and April turned 26.We(Steve and I would be joined later that day by his daughter April,his son Justin and April's daughter,Hope who is 4 and pretty darn cute).We were to have a small birthday gathering.I was up early,as usual.But this was a very special day so I was up early making my home-made chili they all love.I like to make it early and let it simmer in the crockpot for hours.Tastes better that way.As I was busy making preparations I realized I need more seasoning so off I went across my kitchen to get the needed seasoning.I managed to get the seasoning but in the process my right shoe somehow caught the shoelace on my left shoe and untied it(I told you my title would make sense).Now,I knew the left shoe had come undone,but did I deal with it right away?Of course not.I had chili to make for my family.It was not until that undone shoelace had almost caused me to trip and fall 3 times that I finally dealt with it.I thought I heard laughter from on High.I knew then that there was a spiritual lesson to be learned here.The Lord reminded me of HIS WORD which says in Song of Songs 2:15"Catch for us the foxes,the little foxes that ruin the vineyard,our vineyards that are in bloom."Yes Lord,I'm listening.He showed me that little things,whether attitudes or tasks or little annoyances,if left undone,not dealt with swiftly and yes,sometimes even harshly can become bigger problems down the road.If left undone the may really trip us up.Just like my shoelace almost did.Father,I thank YOU and praise YOU for YOUR words to me that day.Thank YOU for meeting me Father right where I was(in my kitchen)I thank and praise YOU that I was able to clearly hear and see the lesson YOU had for me that morning.May I never forget it!Amen.Have a blessed day all!


shannon said...

Excellent application, Sharon! And you're so right. If we take care of those little things immediately, they don't trip us up later. :)

Sharon said...

Hi Shanny,
Thanks so much for visiting my blog again and for your comment about my application.I often see and hear these little life lessons in the most mundane of places.My husband Steve calls me"Mrs.Parable"because I seem to"see"and"hear"these applications to my life all over the place.Like the parables Jesus taught,I find just common,ordinary things in my life often speak volumes.I can seem to find a story,parable or life application almost anywhere....LOL.:-)And I try to put into practice what they show me too!Thanks for stopping by again Shanny!Been very busy here in Oregon the last 2 days as we've had nice weather but I am working on post#3....woo hoo and Praise the Lord!

Sharon said...

Hi again Shannon,
It is a good thing I had my"editor"Steve read this blog first for I had the"Grateful Dead"as the singers who sang"She's Come Undone".....LOL...I had said something about not being a dead-head...ROTFLOL..Steve laughed and then told me,once again,how cute I was....LOL.What does he expect?I am 10 years younger than he and have never been into hard rock music at all.LOL Have a blessed day and a good chuckle Shannon!

Anonymous said...

Great blog...it encouraged me today...


Sharon said...

Hi Troy,
Thanks for stopping by.Glad God used me to encourage you.That is one of the reasons I started this blog....to encourage people!May I ask how you found me?:-)Blessings brother!