Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Whatsoever...

Here on Life with Lynnie (LwL), I've mentioned in the past that the balconies on my side of the apartment building I live in, are being repaired.

We're in year three (3)... :(  Well, at least for my row of balconies. 

For me, it hasn't been fun.  After all, both deck boxes and all my sign frames, etc. have been taking up the space in my living room.

Earlier this year, the concrete was repaired on the units above me, and below me.  Of course, mine was done, too.

Then, the workers went on to do other lines of balconies.  They finished them, and coated the balcony surfaces.  But, those in my area were not done.

So, once again, they have been grinding, sanding, and now are resurfacing the balcony floors.  Then, each balcony will have to be repainted.  Sigh...

Even though we've had some cooler weather, it seems that Satan is still alive and well.  He's been doing his best to hurt me and all who live in our row of units.

With this hotter weather over the last few days, I've suffered.  And, I'm sure others have, too.

You see, due to the work being done, we cannot use our air-conditioning units.  And, we have to have our balcony doors and bedroom windows closed.

Sigh...  Can you imagine how hot it has been in my apartment?  Sigh...

Knowing they don't work on Sundays, I had a good day.  Even though it was extremely humid and hot outside, I was able to at least open my balcony door.

I went into the pool, that was finally re-opened, again!  While cooling off there, I also did some exercise.  I praise God for this, even though the exercise I do is fairly minor, compared to what I used to do, before all my surgeries.

Yesterday, was different.  It was due to rain later in the day, so it was extremely humid.  And, it was a holiday... Labour Day!

I never expected to have to have my door and window closed.  And, even thought I might put on the air-conditioning unit, to cool down my apartment.

But, I was wrong.  The scaffolding showed that they were actually working on the balconies.  Even if they weren't working on mine.

On Labour Day?! 

This meant that once again, I had no way to keep cool.

Knowing I had to go out on an errand, I thought I may as well join my friends at the legion, for the seniors' dinner (you don't need to be a senior, to attend; as long as you're an adult and don't bring children, you're acceptable!).  So, I went!

So many people asked me if I was going to sing.  I replied that I was not.  Many seemed disappointed.

Even though we were sharing fun time together, I didn't want to discuss the reason why, with them.  Nor, do I want to with you.  Because, it has no bearing on what we're discussing here on LwL, today.

I will just say that I didn't feel that God wanted me to do this.  So, I didn't do it.

Thinking about this situation, reminded me of Colossians 3:23, "And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men;"

Even though I felt badly in some ways, by not singing, I felt that I did right by God.

After all, I didn't want to sing, just to do it heartily for those who participated, there.  Even if they were friends.

Please realize that I only want to do things heartily as to the Lord.

The Lord, is my Saviour.  And, I love Him.

I want to be obedient to God's calling.

Are you?

Obedient to God's calling, I mean.

Have you received Christ as your Saviour?  Have you been baptized, after becoming saved? 

If not, please pray about this.  For, God expects us to be obedient to Him.  Always.


Until next time...

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