Isn’t it hard to go back to work after a vacation? Or any stretch of time? Or maybe I need to get back to structure from this non-structured day… (or maybe need more of these open days to chase my cloudy blue head away). In either case, it’s good that I had a vacation break day.
Unstructured enough to both be relaxing but also too relaxing to make it feel unproductive… but I wasn’t unproductive and yeah, it’s good to simply not labor so much on a break day… of course we could say it’s good to not work too much on a work day too. But my BIGGEST temptation for the start of the new week is to work work and labor labor and not consult God first. Love Love.
Temptation is going in thinking that I have to deal with work all alone. Or any day all alone. I don’t. I shouldn’t. I won’t.
Nothing will work anywhere without God’s love bringing us there and again back home.
Temptations cat treats are tasty but unfilling for a cat. The temptation of going it alone for a known or unknown, often leads to taking credit or blame… personal wins are temporarily tasty for your ego, but unfilling and unfulfilling… personal failures are prideful pitty parties.
DON’T go it alone. GO WITH GOD.
1 John 4: 2-6 This is how you can recognize the Spirit of God: Every spirit that acknowledges that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God, but every spirit that does not acknowledge Jesus is not from God. This is the spirit of the antichrist, which you have heard is coming and even now is already in the world.
You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world. They are from the world and therefore speak from the viewpoint of the world, and the world listens to them. We are from God, and whoever knows God listens to us; but whoever is not from God does not listen to us. This is how we recognize the Spirit of truth and the spirit of falsehood.