September 12, 2020

Laziness brings on deep sleep, and the shiftless go hungry. Proverbs 19:15

This past month I have started to feel the effects of COVID-19. No, I don’t have it and no one in my family has it. Yes, we have remained employed for the most part. Do I know that we are truly blessed in these two areas, not to mention so many other areas? For sure!  Nonetheless, I am really tired of this. I went to my concordance and looked up apathy. Not there. Depression. Not there. Then I searched lazy and found the perfect verse for me!

Do I sleep more than I used to? Yes, actually. And even with a full night’s sleep, I could easily take a nap during the day, due to my laziness. Am I hungry? No, not for food. But I am hungry for the life and opportunities for service that La Casa has provided for me all these years. Everyone is spiritually fed in any number of ways, but service to others is the way that best feeds my soul. So, to borrow from Pastor Davis’s sermon in August, I need to make a “shift” in my “shiftless” self. I need to stop being lazy and try to figure out ways that I can help others, even in this time of social distancing.
Jesus, please remove my self-pity and apathy, and replace them with curiosity and purpose, along the paths you would like me to walk. Amen.

Nancy Butters

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