Driving that train

MONDAY MORNING… hate it or love it? I’ve on the love it side for this one. Many dread the arrival of a Monday morning as they associate it with a new work week, responsibilities, chores, etc. For me it is more of a refreshment day. The NEW starts on Monday, the “next” week if you will.

I’m bringing this up as a conversation began this morning about the weekend, and the events that myself and the co-worker enjoyed. Mine was full of continued Christmas shopping with the family, visiting a local Christmas Lighting event, a day of golf with my son, and then even threading the needle with an usually late Sunday evening move where we ENJOYED the new Thor Flic. (One of our favorite Marvel Characters) My Co-worker enjoyed his visit down to his south Texas property where they enjoy time in the fields, hunting, riding through the back country on 4-wheelers and Razors.

Both of us witnessed another story told from a third individual that described no weekend of fun at all, rather a weekend of time isolated from family, friends, and others as they were too tired from the previous week to pursue anything, and just rested. Nothing wrong at all with simply shutting down, OR planning well and with wisdom for the future… but this is the old “stop and smell the roses” post.


Biblical words will tell us to ENJOY that with which we are blessed by. Additionally, from  fatherhood and husbandry stand point, I am convinced that we can work very hard at working very hard and then miss the MAJOR moments and enjoyments of life that our wives and children may be witnessing very day. My oldest daughter would testify that now, as she lives on her own and is on the verge of a new marriage (less than a year away now) her and I could have had more concerts together, more days in the park, and even more days of weekends with SMALL moments together, than we actually did. Notice the capital emphasis on the word small? It truly is the little things that make up the big moments.

Trust in the Lord and do good; dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture.
More and more we research rest and enjoyment in the Word of God we see the same message. ENJOY THIS TIME… you will have eternity of perfection and perfect love so THIS IS THE ONLY MOMENT that you can be enjoying life while imperfect! Isn’t that amazing? It is to me… Even the great Solomon and the lowly Job BOTH stated the same, There is nothing new under the sun, smell the roses. It does not have to always be a race to get somewhere, do something, or plan the perfect masterplan! You are already in HIS MASTER PLAN! What good will it serve you to miss out on it’s beauty and AMAZEMENT!
I understand there are MANY things around us that will attempt to STEAL AWAY JOY and PEACE, but i encourage you today brothers, stop and smell the roses! Soon enough we’ll be watching our bodies from the stem side of the flower and ENJOYING the real deal with the KING. Until then, savor EVERY SMELL!

Author: Brenden Kurtz

Kingdom now. A Life interrupted by the Great I am. Project love unto others, both known and unknown, & to elevate one's attitude and aptitude. www.barnabasman.com

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