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05/20/2011 / Kaitlin Zhang

God Said, “Thank Me, It’s Friday.”

“In the beginning, it was nine o’clock, so God had to go to work.  He filled out a reuisition to separate light from darkness.  He considered making stars to beautify the night, and planets to fill the skies, but thought it sounded like too much work; and besides, thought God, ‘That’s not my job.’  So he decided to knock off early and call it a day.  And he looked at what he had done and he said, ‘It’ll have to do.’

On the second day, God separated the waters from the dry land.  And he made all the dry land flat, plain, and functional, so that – behold – the whole earth looked like Idaho.  He thought about making mountains and valleys and galciers and jungles and forests, but he decided it wouldn’t be worth the effort.  And God looked at what he had done and said, ‘It’ll have to do’.

And God made a pigeon to fly in the air, and a carp to swim in the waters, and a cat to creep upon dry ground.  And god thought about making millions of other species of all sizes and shapes and colors, but he couldn’t drum up any enthusiasm for any other animals – in fact, he wasn’t too crazy about the cat.  Besides, it was almost time for the Late Show.  So God looked at all he had done, and God said, ‘It’ll have to do.'”

And at the end of the week, God was seriously burned out.  So he sat down with his new Ipad and went on Facebook and changed his status to “Thank Me, it’s Friday.

– excerpt from “The Life You’ve Always Wanted” by John Ortberg

I am so glad God loved the world and created the world with joy.  

There is a lot of stress caused by work (or school).  Everybody experiences it.  I am currently a full-time student and part-time worker.  You might need to find balance between work and life or fight procrastination.  But we must not forget that our God is a God of Joy.  He is the most joyful being ever.  He created laughter, smiles and humor.

The best way to pass your time at work is by enjoying your work.  You might say that there’s nothing you like about your job, but this statement is probably not true.  Try focusing on any positive aspect of your work.  Remember that God put your in your world to help you become more like Jesus Christ.  The best way to find joy is to delight in every creation, every situation and every destination.

Life is not dull. 

Jesus died so you may LIVE. 

“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.” – Romans 15:13

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  1. Michael Cartwright / May 20 2011 9:46 am

    In deed…thank you!
    Michael

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