The day began by heading to the dentist as the kids and myself had our 6-month cleanings. All of us came out with great reports. Once Maegann was done she walked down to the Orthodontist to have her retainer checked and as always came back saying "he says I need a full set." I ignore that each time. Yes, her front top teeth are not perfect, but they are not a mess either. They both received coupons for ice cream cones at Arctic Circle so we went ahead and stopped there for lunch on the way home.
I was so tired by 1:30 I took a nap and then went to get gas in the van so I could actually make it to the doctor tomorrow morning. Needed to return the RedBox DVD too. Wasn't ambitious at all today, but I did throw something together for supper and then cleaned out my dad's papers that I've been collecting since 2009 when he was in independent living and now assisted. I have a huge stack to burn! Makes the info easier to find when I need it though with the papers I kept.
Tomorrow.... Doctor appointment at 8:30 for my knee and the kids' counseling appointments at 1:00. Have a roast out to put in the crockpot for supper.
But when the unclean spirit has gone out of a man, it roams through dry places in search of rest, but it does not find any. Then it says, I will go back to my house from which I came out. And when it arrives, it finds the place unoccupied, swept, put in order, and decorated. (Matthew 12:43-44)
It is very important that we fill our lives with godly activity and make decisions to work for God, making a positive difference in the world. Many people don't realize that indifference is a decision. Right and wrong are not the only decisions we make. A decision to do nothing is still a decision, and it is one that makes us weaker and weaker. It gives the devil more and more opportunities to control us.
Empty space is still a place, and the Word of God teaches that if the devil comes and finds emptiness he quickly occupies the space. Inactivity indicates that we are in agreement with and approve of whatever is going on. After all, if we are doing nothing to change it, then we must think whatever is happening is fine.
When have you seen a need and decided to do nothing? Don't settle for the status quo any longer. Trust God to show what you can do to make a change.
(From "Trusting God Day by Day" by Joyce Meyer)