Viagra and the Bible

Disclaimer: This post is from the archives, and may not represent the current views of the author. It also may not be at all interesting to read. Continue at your own peril!

Today was sort of an average day. It didn’t have quite the abnormal element that yesterday brought. Of course, every day is unique and interesting in its own right, but some of course are more interesting than others.

Tonight I’m working again, the third day of four consecutive days working in a row. I wasn’t originally supposed to work today but Matt asked me to because he needed today off, and I didn’t realize at the time that I agreed that it would mean working four days in a row. But oh well, I get a bit of extra money and I got to help him out, so I don’t mind. I don’t really know what will happen tonight. I think I’m working with Elliott, Kyle, and Sarah, and things are usually pretty crazy when Elliott’s around. He’s usually relaxed most of the night, and then suddenly starts going insane because he either realizes that there’s still tons of stuff to do or gets into a bad mood and starts freaking out at other people. But oh well, tonight might be different since he won’t have to ring in all the orders; I can help out with that since I know how now, so he’ll have lots of time to get everything done that he thinks he needs to get done.

I read my Bible today. I haven’t actually done that in a while; I’m ashamed to admit that. I started reading through the New Testament probably a year ago and I’m still not done; I think I have just a few more books to go through. Of course, I did them out of order so I’m in James right now, and I think I have 1 and 2 Peter, 1, 2, and 3 John, and Revelation to go. I could be wrong though, I just write them down when I’m done them. Anyways, I sort of got out of the habit of reading my Bible daily during the summer, and I’ve been trying ever since to get back into the habit. I’m just finding it hard to have a set time that I’m always free to do it; with school and a job, the options are limited. I either do it when I wake up in the morning, once I get home from school, or before I go to bed. I decided before bed would likely be a bad idea considering I’m usually dead tired then, and sometimes work throws that off a bit. When I wake up in the morning isn’t the greatest idea either because I’d have to get up earlier to do it – it’s something I’d be willing to do, but definitely not desirable in the least. So I’m going to try after school.

Usually when I get home from school I go down to the computer and it’s my time to rest; that’s usually when I check my email, write most of my blog entries (like right now), and check up on some of the sites I regularly like to visit. But I decided since God is more important than that, and it really honestly doesn’t take that long to read a chapter of the Bible (that’s the way I’ve done it since I started; a chapter a day) and reflect on it, I decided I could give that time to God. He’s much more important than email, and it’s just as restful to sit on the computer chair and read my email than it is to sit on my bed and read my Bible. Which one is going to be more spiritually fulfilling? Well hmm, let me think about that for a second. I could read annoying spam about Viagra and forwards about how I will never have anyone love me if I don’t forward it on to 400 people within the next thirty seconds, or I could spend time learning about how to practically live out my faith and being filled with the knowledge of God’s will (Colossians 1:9). I think the Viagra supplements can wait.

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