Sit Down – Shut Up – Enjoy

Mumford was the first one outside this morning. Yeah, I know! It surprised me too when she came to me and wanted out. It was a quick trip, just out, pee in the grass and back in so that she could continue her nap, the one she takes after the nap she just had before the other one. I already had my coat on so I called for the Budster and Duchess to see if they wanted out. Yep! Let’s go!

They did their business and then we walked the perimeter of the yard, enjoying the beautiful morning. The sky was clear, the sun was bright, the air was brisk. God was showing off again. He does good work you know.

We take the dogs outside, I don’t know, maybe two or three hundred times a day. Good weather, icky weather and sometimes when there is absolutely no weather at all, we take them out. We even take them outside if they don’t have to go outside because that’s what we do. Ah, but in between those moments of doing what we think must be done, we take time to enjoy the life that surrounds us.

Some people spend more time tinkering with their cars, trucks and motorcycles than they do driving them. They spend more time fiddling with their computer than they do using it. They spend more time working around the house than they do living in it. They spend more time trying to improve their health than they do enjoying it. They spend more time preparing for tomorrow than they do enjoying today.

A car, truck or motorcycle, bicycle, etc. is nothing more than a means of transportation. A computer is nothing more than a tool. A house is a wooden box in which we sit and sleep and food is fuel for a self-healing biological unit. We have made them out to be more than what they were intended. We seem to do that with a lot of things. We’ve been having weather for as long as I can remember yet people are obsessed with it. They talk about it more than they deal with it.

God didn’t create the garden and then spend millennia tinkering with it. He didn’t create man and spend the rest of eternity improving him. He made it all and then He rested. He really truly rested and enjoyed what He had made.

Genesis 2:3
And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it he had rested from all his work which God created and made.

God didn’t provide salvation through His son and fuss with amending the details.

John 19:30
When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, he said, It is finished: and he bowed his head, and gave up the ghost.

There comes a time when we have to lay down that wrench, put aside that frying pan, stop arranging furniture, quit putzing with the computer and fretting over the weather. There comes a time to sit back and enjoy life.

I know I have quoted this scripture before but it bears repeating.

Ecclesiastes 8:15
So I recommend the enjoyment of life, for there is nothing better on earth for a person to do except to eat, drink, and enjoy life. So joy will accompany him in his toil during the days of his life which God gives him on earth.

God wants you to enjoy your life as much as He enjoys you.

Job 14:5
Since man’s days are determined, the number of his months is under your control; you have set his limit and he cannot pass it.

We’ve only got so many days on this earth and only God knows how many we have. Wouldn’t it be a shame if we wasted them all getting ready to live instead of living them to get ready?

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