This week is flying by already, and I have been so busy. I worked the past two nights, then slept a bunch today since I was so exhausted. Matt and I went to the gym, then he made us grilled chicken – mmm! That grill is the best present I have ever bought for anyone. 😉 Right now I am trying to make myself tired so I can fall asleep because I have to wake up at 4 a.m. tomorrow to be at work by 6! I am terrified that I will somehow not wake up and be late. I then have to work again on Thursday night. Flip-flopping my sleep schedule like this really messes with my head, but I think this is the last flip-flop work week for a long time, praise the Lord!
A little update on my scripture memorization… I have decided that I am going to try memorizing longer Bible passages rather than just a verse or two here and there. First up is Psalm 139! It is long, but I picked this because a) I am already familiar with parts of it and b) it always tends to be a go-to psalm for me and has helped me through many many struggles, especially those of the identity in Christ sort.
“O Lord, you have searched me and you know me. You know when I sit and when I rise; you perceive my thoughts from afar. You discern my going out and my lying down; you are familiar with all my ways. Before a word is on my tongue you know it completely, O Lord. You hem me in – behind and before; you have laid your hand upon me. Such knowledge is too wonderful for me, too lofty for me to attain. Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence? If I go up to the heavens, you are there; if I make my bed in the depths, you are there. If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea, even there your hand will guide me, your right hand will hold me fast. If I say, ‘Surely the darkness will hide me and the light become night around me,’ even the darkness will not be dark to you; the night will shine like the day, for darkness is as light to you. For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place. When I was woven together in the depths of the earth, your eyes saw my unformed body. All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be. How precious to me are your thoughts, O God! How vast is the sum of them! Were I to count them, they would outnumber the grains of sand. When I awake, I am still with you. If only you would slay the wicked, O God! Away from me, you bloodthirsty men! They speak of you with evil intent; your adversaries misuse your name. Do I not hate those who hate you, O Lord, and abhor those who rise up against you? I have nothing but hatred for them; I count them my enemies. Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.” Psalm 139
Okay, now it is way too late! Let’s hope I can catch some Z’s tonight and not be a zombie tomorrow! Looking forward to some overnight oats I have waiting in the fridge for me. 🙂