Thursday, September 30, 2010

The Blessing of Being Busy!

Busy is a blessing. Therefore I must be very blessed! I am grateful for this blessing indeed.

This week my husband has worked Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday, all night. 12 hour shifts. Wednesday he had an 8 hour shift, again at night. Thursday he had no job to go to. Friday he has his 8 hour night shift. Then Saturdays starts four 12-hour shifts. Busy is indeed a good thing.

My children, God bless them, have been busy spreading joy and happiness through handmade cards wishing people well. Through their handy work they have managed to soothe some feathers that hubby and I did not realize we had ruffled!!

I have been busy making meals for people who needed them, this week. Therefore, our school schedule suffered a bit. But life lessons? Living the beatitudes. How can that be topped?

We were blessed with a bountiful apple season, as I posted last.

We have an income and all the goodness that comes from being able to provide for our family.

I still have two part-time jobs, but with my husband working, I have been able to cut back on hours, spend more time at home, and resume my classes. My schedule is brutal: Up between 5 and 7 a.m, whatever I can manage. School starts at 8:30 a.m. for the children. School, meals, laundry, cleaning, etc. Then I start my school work, classes from 9:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. Brutal, but I am not complaining. No idle hands. This craziness shall pass.

We are busy, we are happy. God is good.

Today I wish to pray for, and remember all those who want to be busy, employed according to their vocation, and are unable to do that work. For whatever reason, God puts us through trials and often times we do not know why that is. Sometimes God allows us to see the good which comes from our trials, other times, we just do not know. That is where the faith comes in.

For those who are unemployed, for those who cannot work at their profession, for those who are unable to fulfill their vocation in life, I pray for an ease to their suffering. I pray for God to accept their sacrifices and their offerings, showering His blessings upon their intentions.

I pray for my children and for yours. I pray for their faith to grow.

Please feel free to add your intentions in the comments section, or to send me an email at thorns dot lily at gmail dot com and I will be glad to pray for your intentions as well.

This post is linked to Fearless Friday over at Free Spirit Haven and Sweet P's.


Moderate Means said...

What a joyous post! I love it!

Health and Fitness Fairy said...

Hi, it's been an enjoyable visit to your blog!

Following you from Follow Friday 40 and Over.

Have a healthy day!

Tea with Tiffany said...

Lily, thank you for sharing your prayer requests and blessings. I challenge you next week to write your prayer for Sweet P's. No formula, just heart. :)

Have a blessed day,


Carol@simple_catholic said...

Wow, Lily, when do you sleep! lol!

Joining you in pray for all those who seek to be "busy" and employed. Also praying for all your intentions.

Happy weekend!

J.L. said...

It is so awesome when we recognize God's blessings. So glad you have been blessed.

Angela said...

prayed along with you dear sister and thank you for bringing them to our Father's throne....No idle hands. ...I thought of the Proverbs 31 Woman when I read that...a prayer I have cried out to our make me a Proverbs 31 Woman,,one that was not idle throughout her day..yes, busy is good...doing as if unto to the Lord..


Denise said...

Joining you in prayer.

MyJourneyBack said...

You said it so much better than I did. I prayed for stressful jobs and no jobs. I loved your post. Thanks for sharing it and for joining me in praying for jobs even though you didn't realize it! Have a Blessed Weekend.

Charity Therese said...

Lovely post! :) I'll keep you and your family in prayers.

Peggy said...

Many blessings Lily...and much PRAISE in the BUSY!

How beautiful to share meals and show how to live the beatitudes.

Praying for strength to meet that demanding schedule. Yikes!

Beautiful request for prayer for unemployed and children & their faith! There is a wonder place called Prayer Central... they have Fetch It Prayers on given topics and unemployment is one...actually jobless:

They use to be a place of Prayers for Children. The button is far down on my right. Though she does not do the prayers anymore, I'm sure her archives have prayers.

How beautiful for heart and your gratitude for hours of busy work!