March 11, 2008, I wrote part one of this on-going saga! Little did I know it was going to be on-going. I never would have thought of writing part two unless Lori hadn’t asked what I was going to call my next blog based on the events of this evening.
Let me set this up for you. I’m laying in the living room glued to the Olympics. The swimming events just started when I heard Lori call me. I know most of her calls… the one I fear most is the one that means, “You’re in trouble!” Tonights call, “Roye!” had the sound, “There’s a problem!”
The one thing I can’t stand is that when there is a problem she has to set the stage before she communicates to me what the problem is. Since I know there is a problem… just give it to me already!
Maybe you’re tired of me setting this up for you too. The problem was a baby possum in the laundry room. She told me it was a baby… about 4 inches long. Her estimation was a little off… she needs glasses. It was the size of her cat. No wonder why the cat was always out of food! The kids left the back door open several days ago… I guess that’s when our house guest decided to check in.
I can deal with the critters living outside… I DON’T share the house with them!
We no longer have our house guest! It’s laying in the backyard now… maybe one of the other larger critters that lives outside will carry it off for me.
DV… there are no warm and fuzzies here. Just a bit of frustration.
On Friday of last week, Tonya picked up Walker from school for us. She sent a txt message to let me know that over the afternoon snack they were talking about habits. Walker stated,
Well, this applesauce has a habit of being tasty!
Their conversation has had me thinking about habits. Walker is right (if you like applesauce) applesauce does have a habit of being tasty. When you take that first spoonful of applesauce and put it in your mouth you can bet that it’s going to taste like applesauce. Applesauce has the habit of tasting the same every time. I prefer my applesauce heated with a little bit of cinnamon sprinkled on top. Yum!
As a believer in Christ, there are certain things about me one should expect. My lifestyle, vocabulary, beliefs, actions, and the habit of growing daily… should all reflect Jesus Christ.
There are some things I do on a daily basis that one could consider a “habit” or a discipline. In order for anyone of us to grow spiritually, we need to develop some consistent habits (a plan of sorts) in order to grow.
We are all responsible for feeding ourselves physically as well as spiritually. Just like with your body if you don’t eat you will get sick and ultimately die for lack of nourishment. The same is true for our spiritual life. We must feed ourselves by reading God’s Word. Surrounding ourselves with others who will challenge us in our daily pursuit of God.
By developing daily habits, we will grow into a consistancy in all aspects of our lives. When someone hurts us… when we hit our finger with the hammer… you name it… we will respond with the character we have developed through our daily habit of growing closer to Jesus.
When someone talks about you that just might say,
Well, (your name) has a habit of being tasty!