Everyday, I receive notifications about invitations to play games on Facebook. I have been wondering why I keep getting them despite my totally ignoring them. I receive invitations to all kinds of virtual games including gambling (this I had managed to totally block; the rest of the invites, I just ignore them), and I am wondering how I can put an end to this.
I will not play because I believe it is just futile, unprofitable. I will not play because I just.don’t.like.IT! And there’s more (for the benefit of those who do not stop to invite me to play):
I will not play because I think the hours that I am awake are not enough to do the following:
Read and study the Bible.
Praise, worship, pray.
Write posts that encourage and inspire.
Share the Gospel online and to family and friends.
Read good Christian books.
Plan meals and cook for the family.
Discuss the Word with the kids and assist them in reading the Bible and good books.
Play with the kids and spend joyous time with them.
Tend my family, our home, have sweet, tender moments with husband.
For the woman approved by God watches over the ways of her household, and does not eat the bread of idleness. (Prov. 31:27)
And if ever I find idle moments (and I do find idle moments due to my health condition), I will not play, but rather:
I will rest while listening to praise music.
I will study my piles of new cook books.
I will birdwatch in the garden and photograph them if I’m lucky.
I will enjoy a freshly-baked muffin (or bread, or cake, or cookie…) with milk tea.
I will edit photos and make posters with verses or my own quotations using PicMonkey to share on FB.
And if maybe I have done all of the above and I still find time to spare, I will stare at the Narra tree, or listen to the rustling of the leaves swaying with the gentle breeze, or marvel at the afternoon sun’s rays as they bathe the wild orchid clinging on the palm tree with their golden glow…and ponder on the goodness of God and praise Him for His beautiful creation!
I will not play because the Lord Jesus is coming any time soon and I want that He will find me watching and praying.
Take heed, watch and pray; for you do not know when the time is. (Matt. 13:33)
I will not play because, before the Lord ascended to heaven, He charged the disciples (and all who will follow after them throughout the generations) to go to the ends of the earth and preach the Gospel to all people. (He did not send them to play unprofitable games). So, this is really what I desire and pray for: to go and tell the unsaved about the Good News.
Because you have kept My command to persevere, I also will keep you from the hour of trial which shall come upon the whole world, to test those who dwell on the earth. 11 Behold, I am coming quickly! Hold fast what you have, that no one may take your crown. (Rev. 3:10-11, emphasis added)
I will not play because I want to be like the five wise virgins whose lamps they kept on burning no matter how long it took for the bridegroom to come. But, behold, He’s coming quickly! And I want that my lamp is constantly burning for my Savior as I watch closely for His imminent coming.
My gratitude list ~ the things I’m thankful to the Lord for. Continuing to count His blessings:
76. This book I’m currently reading that’s blessing me.
77. The amazing testimonies I heard again on Sunday worship service which really blessed me beyond words, esp. the one from a mother and son (I hope to be able to write about it at Minister of Mercy).
78. My beloved husband and our friendship
79. Playing in the garden with the family
80. For the afternoon sun that bathes the garden with its golden glow.
I’m linking up with these lovely blogs.
Journey with Jesus,