This morning has been an extremely peaceful morning thus far and I’ve been thoroughly enjoying soaking the stillness into my being.
I woke up thirty minutes before my alarm was supposed to go off and I’d been dreaming of some of my friends so I lay there cuddled up in my fuzzy blanket praying for them. I was still tired but didn’t fall back to sleep so I continued praying and then read the Proverb of the day. Some of the verses stuck out to me.
(Proverbs 29:18) Where there is no vision the people perish: I know that having vision and having a goal isn’t exactly the same thing, but they are pretty close to each other. This morning I worked for a while on coming up with what I want to work on for my 24 before 24 challenge. There are so many important areas of life I want to focus on and grow in this next year of my life and I want to make sure that what I do brings glory and honor to God and helps me be prepared for what He has in store for me.
(Proverbs 29:20) Seest thou a man that is hasty in his words? there is more hope of a fool than of him. I was recently having a discussion with a friend about how powerful and important words are. There is so much responsibility that comes along with words and as a writer I want to make sure that all my words are used for God’s glory.
(Proverbs 29:27) An unjust man is an abomination to the just: and he that is upright in the way is abomination to the wicked. That verse reminded me that #1. I’m going to have people who view me as “an abomination” and that #2. That’s a good thing because when I’m following God my light shines bright and a bright light feels like a threat to an unjust person. I need to continually focus on spreading the love and truth of God and not worry about the rest.
Last night after our weekly Bible Study everyone hung out for several hours playing games as a birthday celebration for me and a couple of other people who are having/had birthdays this month. I had so much fun. I like playing games (mainly board and card games) a hugely huge amount. I don’t think I ever get tired of playing games with people. I do eventually get tired of playing a game by myself, but I also thoroughly enjoy doing that for a while.
We played Revolution (a card game) most of the time. At first we were playing with a pretty big group and it was too big. It got a little bit crazy (not the good kind) trying to keep everyone focused and paying attention to what was going on while waiting for about a dozen other people to play their turn. After we split into two smaller groups it was a lot better and a crazy (the good kind) amount of fun.
Plus we had a whole array of finger foods last night which were quite yummy. All in all it was a wonderful evening and it makes me so very thankful for my family and friends that I get to hang out with on a regular basis.
Today I’m going to be working on cleaning my office, catching up on my laundry, getting my work done and a dozen little things I want to accomplish during my last day of being twenty-two. (And I’ll probably be posting my month review later on…) It’s a beautifully gray day and I’m excited to be alive.
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What about you? Do you like playing card games? Board games? Any kind of game?