Is Friday’s Work Done?It’s Friday! For some of you this means a little respite from your work-week activities. For others, it means a switch to a different kind of work. (Anybody out here have two jobs or go to school on the weekend?) For still others, it is merely another day in your ongoing “work.” (Home-Managers, Moms, Dads, Husbands, Wives, ya think?)
Recently I read the Hebrew meaning of the words in a favorite Bible verse of mine: “Satisfy us in the morning with your unfailing love. . . establish the work of our hands.” (Ps. 90:14, 17.) I was amazed by what I learned. So I paraphrased according to the word meanings. Here’s how:
Lord, satisfy us (fill us up until we’ve had plenty) at the beginning of each day with your kindness, mercy, beauty and relief and establish (firming up & stabilizing us to stand erect, not bent over under the burden) the work (that which is within our boundaries to do, all that we manage and create–our business, deeds, as well as our art, even needlework) of our unclenched hands (the intentions we have that are within our personal power to implement.)
For this I have no other words but this: That’s amazing, Lord.
What say you?
Note: This morning I shared this message with my The Intentional Woman group members on Facebook. God’s words here give me so much “relief” and “breathing space” that I wanted to share them with you, too. Lord, please encourage each reader right now. Thank you!
Joan C. Webb
Writing, teaching, coaching to empower and set free.